The Dallas Cowboys made a switch on the offensive side of the ball by bringing in former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Bill Callahan is being stripped of play-calling duties after just one season, and they’re being gifted to Linehan, and Callahan isn’t thrilled.
“Bill is not thrilled, but Jason didn’t expect him to be thrilled,” Stephen Jones, the team’s executive football vice president said, via ESPN Dallas. “But Bill is an outstanding coach; he will be involved in game planning and overseeing our offensive line. There was no way we were going to let him walk and we kept our promise that nobody was getting fired; in fact, we added another pretty well-paid coach in Linehan. Maybe that’s something that happened we didn’t originally plan — we spent a little more money adding someone, but Jason is very pleased and so are we with Scott on board.”
Head coach Jason Garrett made the changes on his own, without orders from owner Jerry Jones apparently.
“Absolutely, we gave Jason that authority when the season ended,” Jones said. “This was another disappointing ending, and you just have let your head coach have that latitude. It’s not always going to be pretty, it’s going to hurt some feelings, but you have to let Jason evaluate his staff and do what he believes is right. That’s what we did.”