Dallas Cowboys Fire Scott Linehan
The Dallas Cowboys have parted ways with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Head coach Jason Garrett had this to say on dallascowboys.com:
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.
The offensive output was not up to par for the 2018 season, ranking 22nd overall in offense while averaging 21 points a game. In today's NFL, that won't cut it, even with the excellent defense the Cowboys have.
There are no prospects as of this writing for Linehan's replacement. But that's step one in my list of changes the Cowboys need to make for next season. A lot of fans have been pushing to bring in Tony Romo as either quarterback coach or offensive coordinator. I don't really see him leaving the broadcast booth, though. Plus, he's really good at it.
Let the rumor mill begin.