Former NFL player Deion Sanders defeated Shaquille O’Neal in a celebrity boxing match. It didn’t take long for “The Diesel” to start talking trash on the league and its coaches.
Can you see Deion Sanders as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys? Can you image “Prime Time” symbolizing The Star and guiding the Cowboys to the Super Bowl once more?
Shaquille O’Neal, a well-known Cowboys fan, may be able to help. In fact, he recently pleaded with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to employ the Hall of Fame defensive back.
Sanders claims he is unable to do so, and it is not due to a lack of time.
Shaquille O’Neal is reportedly fed up with Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy.
During the Orange Blossom Classic game, Jackson State Tigers head coach Deion Sanders leads his team | Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Dallas’ Super Wild Card Weekend defeat to the San Francisco 49ers plainly enraged Shaq.
It wasn’t simply that the Cowboys lost; it was the circumstances in which the defeat occurred.
On paper, Dallas seemed to have a squad capable of reaching the Super Bowl. The Cowboys had the greatest statistical offense in the league and the best turnover-creating defense. They had superstars on both sides of the ball and had won five of their previous six games heading into the playoffs.
Dallas had all of the qualities listed above, with the exception of discipline. Mike McCarthy’s squad was notoriously unruly, and it cost the Cowboys a playoff berth. Dallas fell 23-17 against the 49ers, and although the squad didn’t seem particularly sharp, the 14 flags didn’t help things.
The Big Diesel, while venting on his podcast about his beloved team, singled out Jerry Jones by name with his suggestion for a new head coach.
“Right now, I’m putting this out.” The Cowboys’ new head coach will be Deion Sanders. “This is a message from Shaquille O’Neal Incorporated, Deion Sanders for the next Cowboys coach,” O’Neal told Sports Illustrated.
“Do you want to have Dallas rocking again?” Deion must be brought into the fold. Deion will hold those individuals responsible. Deion Sanders is the favorite to be the next Cowboys coach. Dispose of it. D******, d******, d******, d******, d****** It’s a TikTok. It’s on Instagram. It’s onlyFans. “Turn it off.”
According to Deion Sanders, he would be unable to coach NFL players.
Deion Sanders, a football coach, speaks with Jimmy Fallon during an interview | Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
On the field, Sanders earned a reputation for himself, but his “second act” in football has been as amazing.
In September of 2020, Prime was named head coach at Jackson State University. He’s a famous name, so he immediately gave the football team a lot of legitimacy, particularly when it came to recruitment. In fact, according to the 247Sports Composite, the Tigers have a commitment from 5-star cornerback Travis Hunter, who is rated the No. 1 overall recruit in the country.
Prime Time isn’t half awful. That’s not awful at all.
His performance on the field has also been impressive. In 2021, the Tigers went 11-2 and were the only team in their conference to go unbeaten (8-0).
It’s understandable that Sanders would seem to be a natural match with the Cowboys. Despite his transition from the SWAC to the NFL, he has the name brand and the trust with players. It’s not every day that you have the chance to study from an eight-time Pro Bowler, six-time All-Pro, defensive player of the year (1994), and gold jacket wearer.
However, NFL players and their mindsets preclude Sanders from considering a career as a coach at that level. He recently said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that as a head coach, he would be unable to deal with professionals.
“Jerry Jones is one of my favorite actors. Sanders remarked, as reported by 247Sports, “I love the Cowboys, but I can’t teach professionals.” “I have an issue with a professional athlete who is well compensated for not performing his job. That isn’t something I can (tolerate). There are some that work their tails off, but there are also others who simply don’t understand it. And I’d fight back. As a coach, I’d struggle every day… I was unable to complete the task. It would be difficult for me since I’m old school.”
McCarthy and the Cowboys are approaching a pivotal season.
While Shaq’s hopes were shattered when Sanders said that he had no desire to coach in the NFL, The Big Aristotle may not have to wait long for a coaching change in Dallas.
This season, McCarthy is on the hottest of hot chairs. Do you have any doubts? Just pay attention to Jones.
Jones reportedly told Jori Epstein, “Mike understands that someone other than him will be the coach of the Cowboys eventually.”
It’s crucial to understand the context of that remark. Jones was discussing defensive coordinator Dan Quinn staying in Dallas instead of choosing one of the several head coaching positions he auditioned for this summer.
“I’ve now had three instances, in very identical circumstances, where (a coach) stayed here,” Jones said. “He remains here because every coach, every one of those three coaches, has shown an interest in becoming the Cowboys’ head coach. “Every single one of you. Every single one of you.”
McCarthy, how can you be pleased with your position in Dallas? At the very least, he’s won a Super Bowl, so he’s got that going for him. Despite this, the usually self-assured veteran coach conceded that he’s in an unusual circumstance with the Cowboys.
If Dallas takes a long time to get going in 2022, things are likely to grow much weirder.
McCarthy may spend more time looking over his shoulder in 2022 than staring at his play sheet, with Quinn possibly waiting in the wings and Sean Payton no longer with the New Orleans Saints.
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