Revisit the ins-and-outs and hows-and-whys of the worst stretch of yearly misfortune that America's Team has ever endured, all under the leadership of Jerry Jones. From the infamous Dave Campo years, to Bill Parcells four-year term in Big D', all the way to present day and the many obstructions that Jason Garrett is faced with, Decade Of Futility offers compelling insight and stories about why the Dallas Cowboys have failed to succeed in the 21st century.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Decade of Futility - Chad Hutchinson Debacle Another Case of Poor Timing For Dallas Cowboys
Chad Hutchinson landed in the wrong place at the wrong time
when he landed in Dallas.
Having not been under center for four years, Hutchinson needed time to not only adapt to
the speed of the pro game, but to the game of football in general.
He was afforded neither. Hutchinson was starting by the halfway point
of his rookie season, and was expected to turn a 3-4 Cowboys club into a
inexperience, coupled with a porous offensive line, contributed to a miserable
second half of the 2002 season in which expectations collided head-on with
reality...and destruction. By the time the smoke cleared from their combustible 5-11 finish, the Cowboys had a brand-new coaching staff, and Hutchinson was looking for any semblance of a support system.
Hutchinson lost his starting job to Quincy Carter the following August in a QB duel that some suggest wasn't nearly as close as new head coach Bill Parcells suggested it was. He never started a game for the Cowboys again.
Read more about Chad Hutchinson in Chapter 6 of Decade of Futility.