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OC Callahan Won’t Be Thrilled If Cowboys Hire Linehan


Somehow the Cowboys continue to produce a soap opera despite owner and general manager Jerry Jones publicly stating that his entire coaching staff would remain intact for the 2014 season.

In the latest episode, current offensive coordinator Bill Callahan is said to be upset at the prospect of former Detroit Lions OC Scott Linehan being hired to call plays for the Cowboys according to Calvin Watkins of

No one could blame Callahan for not being happy about the possible hiring of Linehan. Even is Callahan retained the title of offensive coordinator, taking the playcalling duties away from him would essentially be a demotion. Callahan is under contract for 2014 but there is speculation that he might try to leave the Cowboys (maybe to take the OC job in Cleveland?) if Linehan is hired. Of course, Callahan became the playcaller when Jerry Jones stripped head coach Jason Garrett of playcalling duties in 2013.

Garrett is said to be the person in the organization most unhappy about Callahan’s performance in 2013, in which the Cowboys finished 16th overall in offense. Linehan is thought to be a compromise choice between Garrett and Jones.

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