These are strange times for the remaining members of the Cowboys defensive coaching staff.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the club has given the defensive assistants permission to speak to other teams after the firing of Rob Ryan. However, they won’t be released from their contracts until they have interviewed with the new defensive coordinator.
Which means that they’re stuck in place until the Cowboys hire a new defensive coordinator.Of course, that’s one of the realities of signing a multi-year contract. With the security comes a potential obligation to remain in place. And that’s why the best way for coaches to have maximum flexibility is to insist on one-year contracts only.