Source says expectation is for OC Bill Callahan to fulfill final year of contract in Dallas even if Scott Linehan hired as play-caller.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) January 27, 2014
According to Ed Werder of ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys may have three experienced play callers on their staff this year with Scott Linehan being the one that calls the plays. Jason Garrett continues to be the head coach while Bill Callahan would be the offensive coordinator with Linehan coming in to call the plays, at least for this year.
The early theory was that Linehan was coming in to replace Callahan and that ultimately might happen, but it could be in a year from now. The Cleveland Browns were linked to Callahan to possibly fill their vacancy as offensive coordinator in the event that Linehan did replace him.
Ultimately, if the Cowboys fail to make the playoffs again, all three could be out of Dallas next year. Jerry Jones has stayed loyal to Garrett despite everything that has happened with his team, but falling short this year could be the final straw. Much of the criticism on the offensive side of the ball has come down to the seeming unwillingness to run the football. Perhaps Linehan would be more aggressive in that facet of the game.