Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 11/9/11
Chan Gailey won’t have any hard feelings with him when he leads the surprising Buffalo Bills into Cowboys Stadium this weekend. The soft-spoken Georgian had the shortest tenure of any coach in Dallas Cowboys history, guiding the team for two seasons in the late 1990s. The Cowboys made the playoffs both seasons, but that didn’t stop Jerry Jones from firing Gailey after the 1999 campaign, a move the owner later classified as one of the biggest mistakes he’s made. “Those coulda, shoulda, woulda things, you think about,” Gailey said. “But if you dwell on them, you are wasting brain cells. “There’s no sense in dwelling on that kind of stuff,” added Gailey, who was 18-16 with Dallas, including two playoff losses. “You go on with life. If you spend too much time in the past, all you are doing is hurting yourself.” With the famed “Triplets” – future Hall of Famers’ Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin – still together, the Cowboys won the NFC East in Gailey’s first season only to drop a
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