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Reports: Scott Linehan meeting with Cowboys on Monday

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The Cowboys and ex-Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan are reportedly having a face-to-face meeting on Monday.

According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the two sides are talking at club headquarters today. Also, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Linehan is interviewing for a job with the club.

Linehan was the Lions’ offensive coordinator from 2009 through 2013. He also has coordinated offenses in Miami (2005) and Minnesota (2002-2004).

If Linehan were added to the Cowboys’ coaching staff, it remains to be seen what would happen to Bill Callahan, the club’s offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and play-caller in 2013.

UPDATE 4:11 p.m. ET: Breer reports that Linehan appears to be “a good bet” to join the Dallas staff after meeting with Cowboys coaches on Monday. Also, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Callahan will remain in Dallas for the 2014 season, though Linehan, if hired, would be the play-caller.

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14 Responses to “Reports: Scott Linehan meeting with Cowboys on Monday”
  1. aciraci says: Jan 27, 2014 4:07 PM

    “OH NO!! Not Scott Linehan!” says everyone in the NFC East

    “He will take Jerrah, and Romo to the PROMISELAND…WE’RE DOOMED!!”

    LOL!!

  2. fissels says: Jan 27, 2014 4:12 PM

    The drama

  3. thrillomania says: Jan 27, 2014 4:26 PM

    This will fix their defensive problems.

  4. Lone Star says: Jan 27, 2014 4:36 PM

    As a native Texan living in Detroit the past 8 years, and watching what Linehan did with the Lions, I can only conclude that Jerrah must think…never mind, I have no idea what Jerrah thinks about anything, because obviously he doesn’t think before making moves like this.

  5. athwartships says: Jan 27, 2014 4:50 PM

    What to do with Bill Callahan? Really?

    Um, take away his play calling duties and place him in charge of filling the Gatorade cups.

  6. jjones1446 says: Jan 27, 2014 4:57 PM

    Arrrgggg, can someone please explain to Jerry it’s the defense that needs the help. I don’t know how much more of this buffoonery I can take.

  7. zappaisgod says: Jan 27, 2014 5:01 PM

    All they need now is a circus midget and a hooker with a pony to complete the job.

  8. tinbender2000 says: Jan 27, 2014 5:31 PM

    And Callahan will be the highest paid bus driver of any NFL team.

  9. emmac13 says: Jan 27, 2014 5:58 PM

    Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram believes Callahan rather hold a clip board and hand out Gatorade than be OC for the Browns. Is Banner really worse than Jerry Jones?

  10. itsnotforme says: Jan 27, 2014 6:07 PM

    Another coach and another 8-8 season. Jason will take the fall at the end of the season because Jerry gave him everything to be successful.

    Nevermind being 25 million over the cap, a 32nd ranked defense and a 100 million dollar QB coming off major back surgery.

  11. docboss says: Jan 27, 2014 7:39 PM

    I visit Dallas often. Great city. Terrific people. They deserve better than what Jerry has put on the field. But, ‘boys fans are the greatest enablers in history.

  12. ontheteebox says: Jan 27, 2014 8:22 PM

    Being an avid Cowboys fan, I gotta admit ” we have lost our way”…..

  13. tremoluxman says: Jan 27, 2014 8:32 PM

    What? Are the Plowboys going to have one OC in charge of passing plays, one for running plays, one for overall play calling, one for sending in the play to the QB, and one in charge of the game plan? Oh, I forgot about JJ and Junior, too.

    What a side-show.

  14. ivanpavlov0000 says: Jan 28, 2014 5:23 AM

    What exactly will the OC being doing if someone else is responsible for calling plays during the game?

    How many cooks does Jerry Jones want in this kitchen?

    This is going to be like one of those pots of chili that everyone in camp decides to season their own way. In the end it’s only edible if you’ve had too much to drink.

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