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.

14 responses to “Reports: Scott Linehan meeting with Cowboys on Monday

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

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


  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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