Originally posted on CowboysBlog.Net  |  Last updated 1/9/13

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears call defensive plays as his team takes on the Detroit Lions on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
It hasn’t taken long for all the rumors and speculation to go wild soon after Rob Ryan was fired on Tuesday. Speculation is ranging from various defensive coordinator names, to scheme changes. There’s two things I believe the Cowboys are maneuvering towards: a change in scheme to the 4-3, and a change in philosophy. Jason Garrett clearly said they would be going in another direction philosophically; which to me, this means 4-3 and a coach who approaches the defense differently than what we have been doing recently. To me this screams Lovie Smith, and he is about to be a highly sought out defensive coordinator since it doesn’t look like anyone is biting on his head coaching interviews. Another nugget of news came today when it was said the remaining defensive assistants would need to interview with the next defensive coordinator, pretty much indicating their jobs are far from secure until this process is completed. Lovie Smith, to me would be the cream of the crop when it comes to a ...
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