Scott Linehan To Return As Cowboys’ Offensive Coordinator In 2019?


Despite the earlier comments from Cowboys HC Jason Garrett that OC Scott Linehan was going to return as the team’s offensive coordinator, executive VP Stephen Jones said that no conversations have been about the team’s coaching staff at this point in time.

“I think it’s a little early to be speculating about players, coaches, anything like that other than I really do think our group overall did a nice job,” Jones said, per Clarence Hill.

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

On Monday, Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said during an interview with 105.3 The Fan that offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will return for the 2019 season.

“We don’t anticipate any significant changes on our staff,” Garrett said, per Todd Archer.

Linehan has come under criticism the past few years, but the Cowboys have resisted making any major changes up to this point.

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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