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Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (51) / 9/17/1963
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Cowboys reached an agreement on a three-year contract with passing game coordinator and play-caller Scott Linehan, making him their offensive coordinator.
Linehan had a monster impact on the Cowboys' offense in his first season, ditching a pass-happy reputation in favor of an unwavering commitment to the run game. Dallas led the NFL in time of possession, DeMarco Murray won the rushing title with 1,845 yards, Tony Romo led the NFL in passer rating (113.2) and the team easily won the NFC East at 12-4. Locking up head coach Jason Garrett along with Linehan ensures continuity in an offense that will be effective in 2015 even if free agent DeMarco Murray walks. Jan 15 - 8:56 AM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns have requested to interview Cowboys coaches Scott Linehan and Bill Callahan for their offensive-coordinator vacancy.

Both coaches are technically free agents, so a request isn't needed here. But we can expect the Cowboys to do everything in their power to retain at least Linehan after the offense took off under his guiding hand in 2014. Linehan had the title of passing-game coordinator. Callahan, the team's official "OC," handled offensive-line duties. The Browns tried to hire Callahan last offseason.
Jan 12 - 9:32 PM

The Raiders have requested permission to interview Cowboys passing-game coordinator Scott Linehan.

Linehan's contract is up and he did a fantastic job morphing Dallas' offense not only to play to its team strengths, but to help cover up a talent-deficient defense. The 2014 Cowboys ranked No. 1 in the NFL in time of possession and No. 2 in rushing offense. Linehan failed in a previous stint as the Rams' head coach, but St. Louis' front office was an utter mess at the time.
Jan 4 - 9:04 AM

Owner/GM Jerry Jones confirmed Scott Linehan will be in full control of the Cowboys' offense.

Bill Callahan will merely work with the run game, and Jason Garrett is out of the mix completely. It's excellent news for the statistical prospects of Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. Linehan operated one of the league's most pass-happy offenses in Detroit, where Matthew Stafford averaging a whopping 4885.0 passing yards over the last three seasons. Linehan is also an expert at keeping his best receivers involved despite double teams, something Callahan/Garrett struggled with, as Dez Bryant was targeted under 10 times in eight games last season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 08:52:00 AM

Cowboys hired ex-Lions OC Scott Linehan as passing-game coordinator.

The title is fooling no one, while the Cowboys have already announced Linehan will be calling plays. Bill Callahan will retain his OC title and coach the offensive line, but reportedly isn't happy, and would like to move on. Dallas has made it clear it wants Callahan to remain with the team, rejecting a request from the Browns to interview him for their offensive-coordinator vacancy. It's been yet another offseason of coaching turmoil in Dallas.
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 09:03:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys are "going to hire" ex-Lions OC Scott Linehan, and that he will call plays.

It's unclear what Linehan's official title will be, but it's irrelevant. He's kicking current OC Bill Callahan to the curb and doing what owner Jerry Jones no longer trusts Jason Garrett to do: Call plays. The situation is complicated by the fact that the Cowboys apparently have no plans to let Callahan out of his contract, instead preferring to keep him on as line coach. It adds another layer of dysfunction to a power structure Jones is determined to make more muddled every offseason. If/when Linehan is hired, he'll be sure to install the same pass-happy system that's enabled Matthew Stafford to rack up absurd pass-attempt totals.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 05:59:00 PM

The Cowboys are interviewing ex-Lions OC Scott Linehan on Monday.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the interview concerns "a position on their offensive staff." So there's no specification about the exact position yet. It's been rumored that Dallas wants to replace OC Bill Callahan with Linehan, though that isn't confirmed. Linehan is a pass-happy offensive playcaller.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 03:33:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Cowboys are discussing hiring ex-Lions OC Scott Linehan as their offensive play-caller.

The Cowboys currently have Bill Callahan under contract as their offensive coordinator, but it sounds like Linehan is a candidate to replace him or reduce his role. Linehan has spent the last five seasons coordinating Detroit's offense and was let go with coach Jim Schwartz this offseason. In addition to drawing interest from Dallas, he also interviewed with the Ravens earlier this week and is considered a finalist for Baltimore's offensive coordinator job.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 06:41:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens interviewed ex-Lions OC Scott Linehan for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Linehan, 50, spent the past five seasons coordinating the Detroit offense but was let go with coach Jim Schwartz. Previously, Linehan was the head coach of the Rams for three seasons. He's also coordinated offenses for the Vikings and Dolphins in the past. There are plenty of candidates reportedly interested in the Ravens OC opening, but Baltimore is taking its time with the process.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 09:46:00 PM

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