Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher recently has made known his willingness to listen to “opportunities” for 2011.
There will be no such “opportunity” for him in Dallas.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that Cowher is not, and will not be, a candidate to coach the Cowboys.
There has been little if any buzz connecting Cowher to Dallas, despite the wishes of some of the team’s fans. The lack of interest in Cowher confirms that, despite the team’s recent struggles, owner Jerry Jones is not yet ready to cede some or all of his power to a head coach, like he did in 2003 when bringing in Bill Parcells.
And that’s very good news for interim coach Jason Garrett, who has won three of four games since replacing Wade Phillips, and who remains the favorite for the job.
Garrett will try to push his record to 4-1 against the Eagles on Sunday night.