January 12, 1998 |
Barry Switzer said Sunday that Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones has two coaching candidates, and George Seifert isn't one of them. Switzer, who stepped down as Cowboy coach Thursday, told Oklahoma City television station KWTV-TV that he and scouting director Larry Lacewell talked with Jones about a new coach last week. Switzer said Seifert, the former San Francisco 49er coach, will not be named to replace him, but wouldn't divulge the names of the two candidates.
January 9, 1998 |
Barry Switzer, who took the majority of the blame for the Dallas Cowboys' 6-10 season and failure to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1990, has reached an agreement to step down as coach, a source told The Associated Press. The source inside the Cowboys organization, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Thursday that Switzer and owner Jerry Jones reached the agreement this week. But it was not clear whether Switzer would remain with the team as a consultant.
December 17, 1997 |
Barry Switzer isn't blaming himself for the Dallas Cowboys' failed season. "I did as good a job as when we won the Super Bowl, probably a little bit better considering some of the younger players," the coach said Tuesday. Dallas has won three Super Bowls in the 1990s, including one in Switzer's second season as coach. This season, a combination of injuries, age and undisciplined play has led to a 6-9 record, putting Switzer's job in jeopardy.
December 3, 1997 |
Dallas Cowboy Coach Barry Switzer, arrested last summer carrying a loaded pistol in his luggage at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge. Switzer was fined $3,500 and was given deferred adjudication, meaning if he completes probation successfully the charge will be erased from his record. He also agreed to serve 80 hours of public service as a condition of his probation. Earlier in the day, the Cowboys received bad news about quarterback Troy Aikman.
August 21, 1997 |
After an exhaustive search of every strip joint in the area, including repeated trips to the Million Dollar Saloon--the most logical place to locate Michael Irvin--he could not be found. Duty-bound, of course, the search will continue. But for now--barring any last-minute "Hard Copy" fuzzy-film revelations showing a puff of smoke and Barry Switzer standing on that grassy knoll 34 years ago--it can be reported only that the Cowboys' Operation Image Make-Over appears to be genuine.
August 8, 1997 |
Dallas Cowboy Coach Barry Switzer was charged Thursday with unlawfully carrying a weapon, but not the more serious felony of having a loaded revolver in his carry-on baggage at an airport. Switzer was arrested Monday for taking the gun into the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in his carry-on bag. Tarrant County prosecutors charged Switzer with the Class-A misdemeanor for carrying the handgun without a permit. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.