Seven coaches and five general managers fired in the National Football League the same day, including veterans Andy Reid of the Eagles and Lovie Smith of the Bears.
According to several friends who are Cowboy fans, it was not enough. But owners don't usually fire owners.
One day after the regular season, it was the blackiest of Mondays for many of the NFL's leadership. Axes were apparently sharpening for weeks.
There has been a cultural shift.
The NFL playoffs begin without the Steelers, the Cowboys and the Giants, the defending Super Bowl champions. None of those fired their coaches.
And now general managers are feeling the ax in clean-house moves.
Nowadays, you've got to win and win quickly. You gotta draft well and develop those draft choices quickly.