Bill Callahan is joining the Washington Redskins as offensive line coach after working for the rival Dallas Cowboys the past three seasons.
In a move that suggests an authority grab by head coach Jason Garrett and disgruntlement with offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, the Cowboys on Tuesday arranged to hire Scott Linehan for a play calling role in Dallas.
Jerry Jones reaffirmed his commitment to head coach Jason Garrett on Tuesday, but the status of Garrett’s coordinators is still in limbo.
Sources tell 105.3 The Fan’s Mike Fisher that Garrett’s coordinators are on ‘shaky ground’ following the team’s third consecutive 8-8 season.
The Dallas offense hasn’t been the same since Romo had the first 500-yard passing game in franchise history in a wild 51-48 loss to the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning five weeks ago.
The offseason decision to give play-calling duties to Bill Callahan was full of drama. But Jerry Jones was very clear on Tuesday when asked if the responsibility could change hands yet again.
The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of problems, both on offense and defense, and vice president Stephen Jones said everyone needs to be evaluated. Here is a look at some of the problems.
I know. I know. No moral victories. But let’s look at the big picture. This may have been the first time this season the Cowboys were healthy enough to play at the up-speed tempo they played at.
While Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits that the running game has room to improve, the real cause for the team’s ground struggles may in fact have nothing to do with the Cowboys at all.
Garrett said the decision was made five months ago but he was reluctant to share it because he’s been around coaches who never revealed play-callers.
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was asked after Tuesday’s OTA workout at Valley Ranch if it fair to conclude that he and owner Jerry Jones have different philosophies as to how information is disseminated.
“I’m completely on board with all decisions have been made” said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett regarding the news that Offensive Coordinator coach Bill Callahan will be calling plays for the Cowboys in 2013.