In two weeks, the Lions head to Dallas to play the 1-7 Cowboys, which just lost to the Packers last night by a score of 45-7. The Cowboys have been in free-fall mode for a few weeks now, and last night's nationally-televised game was the exclamation point on what has been a terrible season. Also, after weeks of speculation, the embarrassing performance finally prompted Jerry Jones to fire Wade Phillips. His replacement, who will be the head coach when the Lions come to town in a couple weeks, is offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will take his spot, according to the CBS-11 report. Garrett has been a head coaching candidate at multiple points in his career including interviews with the Broncos and Rams over the last two years. Garrett though is one of the NFL's highest paid assistants and plenty of people expected him to be the next Cowboys head coach.
The game against Dallas is very winnable for the Lions. Not only have the losses piled up for Dallas, but Tony Romo suffered an injury on Monday Night Football a couple weeks back, forcing Jon Kitna into the lineup as the starting quarterback. That has added to the Cowboys' struggles, although I suppose this coaching change could give Dallas a shot in the arm going forward. I suppose we will get an indication if things will change at all when Dallas plays at the Giants on Sunday.