The Dallas Cowboys announced Monday that they’ve fired offensive line coach Paul Alexander after just seven games.
Here’s the Statement from coach Jason Garrett regarding the move:
“While approaching the midpoint of the season, and going through an overall evaluation of our entire operation during the bye week, we felt that this move would serve the best interests of our team moving forward.”
The Cowboys will have assistant offensive line coach Marc Colombo take over for Alexander for the remainder of the season.
Dallas has also hired former offensive line coach Hudson Houck to be an advisory consultant for Colombo and the offensive line.
Alexander spent 23 years as the Bengals’ offensive line coach before being hired by the Cowboys this past January. Dallas’ offensive line had been a strength of the team the past few years, but the unit has clearly shown signs of regression and Alexander lasted just eight weeks into the regular season before being replaced.