Six teams interested in Cowboys assistant Bill Callahan

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The Cowboys have plenty of free agency decisions to make, long before the free agency period for players opens in March.

With a number of their top coaches on expiring contracts (including head coach Jason Garrett), the Cowboys are going to have to act fast on a number of them.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN.com, six teams are interested in offensive coordinator/line coach Bill Callahan, whose deal is also up.

Callahan hasn’t called plays this year, that’s passing game coordinator Scott Linehan.

But he’s a guy who’s had success at what he does, and that there’s a market for him is reasonable.

He just adds another name to Jerry Jones’ growing list of things that need to be addressed quickly.

19 responses to “Six teams interested in Cowboys assistant Bill Callahan

  1. The first thing Jerry need to do is complain to the NFL office about the low hits that Romo was subjected to on two occasions against GB. I noticed how quickly they threw the flag when P. Manning was hit low by the Colts player.

  2. From the minute that Jerry took play calling away and blocked him from leaving, Callahan was going t be out the door.

    He’ll wind up being the OC in Cleveland, in the position they tried to hire him last offseason.

  3. Callahan had no play calling responsibilities because he was terrible. Linehan is the one that the Boys need to keep, promote and pay.

  4. It’s always amazing to see the number of coordinators who are obviously MUCH better coordinators than head coaches (and their records bear this out), suddenly become the next head coaching genius and “hot” candidate.
    Owners’ memories sure are short, when it comes to recycling head coaches in this league. There was a reason these individuals were fired! And yet time after time, the recycling carousel goes round and round, over and over again. Bill Callahan, Jack Del Rio, Sparano, Rex, Doug Marrone,…….and these bottom feeder teams wonder why they remain there???
    I’d much rather see something like the Browns did this year. They aren’t going to compete for a championship, but at least they gave someone new a chance and move incrementally in the right direction (until the Manziel experiment derailed any momentum they had).

  5. The same Bill Callahan who refused to change the game plan when playing Tampa in the Super Bowl ??… Knowing Gruden knew that offense inside and out ? Players from the Raiders said they begged him to change it, but refused. Players from the Bucs said Gruden almost predicted Oaklands every move. That reason alone would keep me from ever wanting a coach like that.

  6. Great O-line coach but not coordinator. Cowboy fans have known all season he would be leaving. Wanted to leave last offseason but was under contract and Jerry blocked it. Bye Felicia!

  7. I would love to see him come to Chicago but as an OL coach only (NOT an OC). The Bears have a lot of work to do on their OL and he seems like the guy to do it.

  8. Remember his “dumbest team in sports” press conference? Threw the whole team under the bus. Despite players pleading, ran Gruden’s offense in the SB. Took a SB team and ran it straight into the ground. Didn’t exactly light it up at Nebraska either. Wouldn’t touch this guy.

  9. why does anyone want this guy??? i get it, Dallas was great, but i don’t think Callahan’s as good as those 6 teams THINK he is. it’s one thing to not be a great head coach in the pros, but this guy also was a bad coach in college where you think it should be easier.

  10. drshankenstein says: Jan 12, 2015 11:27 AM

    The same Bill Callahan who refused to change the game plan when playing Tampa in the Super Bowl ??… Knowing Gruden knew that offense inside and out ? Players from the Raiders said they begged him to change it, but refused. Players from the Bucs said Gruden almost predicted Oaklands every move. That reason alone would keep me from ever wanting a coach like that.
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    And then they ended up together, how special.

  11. Well brief history lesson..Callahan was with Mangini and the still under contract to Ryan for 2 years..Those 2 years they went to the AFC Championship game..Ground & Pound..Then he left for Dallas and surprise,surprise..Best rushing team in football..Cowboys..So Bill Callahan nay sayers don’t let the facts get in the way of your opinions..

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