There has been growing speculation that the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones are conducting a plan that will bring Super Bowl winning head coach Jon Gruden from the Monday Night Football broadcasting booth back to the sidelines. The rumors began to gain even more steam once Dallas began hiring a group of former Gruden assistants from Tampa Bay and Oakland.
The Cowboys added Monte Kiffin, Rod Marinelli, Bill Callahan and Rich Bisaccia to the coaching staff this season and all of the coaches have a relationship with Gruden.
So does the presence of Gruden’s trusted assistant coaches mean that he is any closer to landing in Big D?
ESPN’s Ed Werder is as dialed in as anyone when it comes to covering the Cowboys and he touched base with one of his trusted team sources to see if there was any truth to the rumors. When Werder received a response from the source, it was short and sweep and cleared everything up.
“Ridiculous” is how the rumors were described.
It is believed now that Gruden will be staying in the broadcasting booth for at least one more season, but as long as Dallas has his trusted fellow coaches patrolling the sideline, Gruden will be linked to the Cowboys job,