It has emphatically. Most of the talk before this season was about having the GOAT coach means that the team will always be competitive, that the drop off at QB will never be that bad because of smart offensive philosophy, how the team would always show tremendous heart and never stop playing hard. How they had a huge built-in advantage due to having superior coaching. That stuff is pretty much bunk and it's time to start facing some realities. Coaching isn't magic. It can give minor advantages, but it doesn't take a 7-win roster and make them 12-4. Tom Brady does that. It is also why 4 average coaches got taken to the SB by Peyton Manning. It is always the player.
I would take Gallup for sure. I would even help them with his salary if necessary even though his cap hit for Dallas might only be around 12.5M. If Ballard wants a pick a 3rd would be nice but a 4th works as well. The point is get something for him now. After Cam's performance yesterday maybe the Pats come into play.