"He's got a talented roster. Maybe Super Bowl-worthy. He doesn't have time to waste on a getting a college coach or NFL assistant up to speed," one Dallas columnist wrote.
Things have been rather quiet in the Metroplex, though, since the 47-16 win over the Redskins at home Sunday. The silence is what has been so deafening.
Jason Garrett won just three NFC East titles in 10 seasons at the helm. His contract expires on Wednesday, but can Jerry Jones wait that long?
The only touchdown the Dallas Cowboys made this weekend was their plane landing in Pennsylvania, one tweet stated.
"I think that you should expect and will expect an adjustment of the contemporary way or the present way that marijuana is being thought about," Jones told a local Dallas radio station.
"It's next thing Aikman wants to do in career. He's no yes-man, knows successful organizational structure, can share decision-making, bring fan credibility," Ed Werder tweeted.
Garrett's position in Dallas became even more perilous on Thursday night as the Cowboys lost 31-24 in Chicago and slipped to 6-7.
The Dallas Cowboys owner told 105.3 The Fan he believes Garrett will be in the NFL next year, but declined to confirm whether he will remain with the franchise.
"We needed to win against an opponent like this. We haven't had them, and consequently, we are very aware of that and so we dig a hole that we really got a challenge as we look at the rest of the schedule," Jones said following the Cowboys loss on Sunday.
The Cowboys have a 6-4 record, and only one team they've beaten seems to have a realistic shot at the playoffs. Of their four losses, three of them are making a strong playoff push. Then there was a bad loss.
The Cowboys have gone from potential Super Bowl contenders to being in a battle to reach the playoffs after losing the last three straight games.
The Dallas Cowboys star is yet to sign an extension and his participation in Week 1 remains in doubt.
"That is the kind of stuff that throughout history African-Americans have complained about," Smith said.
The video game producer censored Kaepernick's name in one of the songs it licensed for the game's soundtrack.
Jones said last week that Cowboys players will not be allowed to remain in the locker room during the anthem.
The three-time NBA champion accused the president of using sports to stir up controversy.
The stance clashes with the anthem policy the league adopted in March.
Jones had strongly lobbied against extending Roger Goodell's contract.
Jones has been angry with Roger Goodell.
Goodell has been NFL Commissioner since 2006.
The Cowboys have the NFC's 10th-best record.
This is no longer unthinkable.
'Big Ben' doesn't sound like he wants to play.
"We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players," the NFL Commissioner wrote.