Cowboys Firing OC Scott Linehan

Todd Archer, citing multiple sources, reports that Scott Linehan is out as Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator.

The Cowboys have already announced the news.

Here’s a statement from HC Jason Garrett regarding the move:

“This was not an easy decision because of how highly we regard Scott Linehan as a football coach and as a person. He and I had some really positive, substantive and open discussions which took place in the latter part of this week, and we ultimately agreed that it would be in the best interest of all of the parties involved if we were to make a change at this position,” Garrett said. “This was very much a mutual decision, and there was a great deal of common ground and shared understanding between both of us during our meetings. Scott has had an incredibly positive impact on our football team. He has been instrumental in the development and success of a significant number of our veteran and younger players. He is an outstanding football coach, a great friend and we wish him and his family nothing but the absolute best moving forward.

On Monday, Garrett said they didn’t plan to make any major changes to their coaching staff, which implied that Linehan could return as offensive coordinator.

However, Garrett later walked back his comments, telling reporters that he doesn’t remember what he said in the earlier interview.

Linehan, 55, began his NFL coaching career with the Vikings back in 2002 as their offensive coordinator. He spent three years in Minnesota before bouncing around a bit with the Dolphins and Rams and eventually being hired as the Lions offensive coordinator after three years as the Rams’ head coach.

The Cowboys eventually hired him as their passing game coordinator and promoted him to offensive coordinator a year later.

In 2018, the Cowboys’ offense ranked No. 22 in total yards, No. 10 in rushing yards, No. 23 in passing yards and No. 22 in points scored.

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