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COORDINATING THE COORDINATORS: Jerry Jones confirms that Jason Garrett, not Bill Callahan, was the Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator in 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Owner/general manager Jerry Jones shed some light today on head coach Jason Garrett’s role in the offense last year, which was greater than expected going into the season.  Jones said it’s a fact that Garrett was really the offensive coordinator last year, despite Bill Callahan having that title. The Dallas Cowboys entered the […]

DALLAS COWBOYS COACHES ROSTER: Jason Garrett on new roles throughout his coaching staff | Stephen Jones on why team retained Bill Callahan

INDIANAPOLIS – Head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t expect discourse among coaches, nor does he worry about having too many voices offensively after the various changes this offseason.  Garrett spoke at length today (Watch Video | Play Audio) at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine about the new roles throughout his coaching staff, and he said he […]

WATERS IN THE FLOW: Bill Callahan thinks veteran Dallas Cowboys guard is ready to start

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys play coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan didn’t want to rush Brian Waters into the lineup. Now, after three weeks to settle into the Cowboys’ offense after a year off from football, the veteran guard and his coaches feel like he’s ready to start for the first time this year after […]

WILD BILL CALLAHANDOFF: Dallas OC not thrilled with his last play call

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan wasn’t thrilled with his last play call Sunday. He called for a screen to running back DeMarco Murray with 16 seconds remaining with the Cowboys at their own 4. Murray gained 10 yards and time expired before they got off another play. “Yeah, I’ve got to do better with that,” […]

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Bill Callahan’s unexpected play-calls for the 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys

Football is a game of competing minds. The Dallas Cowboys’ coaches must not only figure out what their players do best, but they need to determine how they can play to their players’ strengths while knowing that the opposing coaches are trying to limit the effectiveness of those strengths. In many situations, that can lead […]

POINT AND COUNTERPOINT: Debating Bill Callahan’s new role with the Dallas Cowboys offense

IRVING, Texas – Count me in as one of those people that feel that the switch to Bill Callahan as the primary play caller as a positive move for the 2013 season. Under Jason Garrett, from the 20 to 20, this was one of the most successful offenses in the league, but where it had […]

COMPARING APPLES TO APPLES: Bill Callahan sees Dallas Cowboys center Frederick in same mold as Nick Mangold

When Cowboys offensive line coach Bill Callahan and Wisconsin center Travis Frederick got together for a pre-draft interview, one particular name came up. Nick Mangold. Good thinking. The New York Jets center is a two-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl player selected in the first round in 2006. Callahan joined the Jets two years later, […]

SUPER BOWL SABATAGE DRAMA: Bill Callahan denies Tim Brown’s allegations

MOBILE, Ala. – As Bill Callahan’s name gets brought up as a possibility for the new Cowboys’ play-caller, his calling of plays for a previous team 10 years ago has been brought to the forefront.  Callahan said he was “shocked, saddened and outraged” in a statement released Tuesday night regarding the allegations made by former […]

PROS AND CONS: Norv Turner vs. Bill Callahan as Dallas Cowboys offensive play caller

Whether Jason Garrett likes it or not, someone else could be calling plays for the Cowboys next season. The Tim MacMahon Position – Norv Turner isn’t the solution: That’s perfectly logical, considering the Dallas Cowboys have been consistently mediocre as a scoring offense during Garrett’s tenure as the play-caller. The Cowboys ranked 15th in scoring […]

RIGHT HAND MAN: Bill Callahan not looking to take over as play caller

There has been a lot of talk since last Sunday’s 31-29 loss to the Ravens, which featured some game management mistakes in the final moments, about whether veteran offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Bill Callahan should take over play-calling duties from coach Jason Garrett. Callahan wants no part of the discussion. He said Garrett does a […]

OFFENSIVE COORDINATION: Bill Callahan says Dallas Cowboys will lighten Romo’s load

Offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Bill Callahan said the Cowboys have talked about simplifying what Tony Romo has to do before the snap. “As a staff, we talked about just lightening his load and trying to do things that are simple and giving him more peace of mind that he can just come up and call […]

Bill Callahan might call the plays in Dallas one day but not now

The names have changed, as has the title, but the role remains the same. Bill Callahan has replaced Hudson Houck as the Cowboys’ offensive line coach. He also arrived with the title of offensive coordinator, but he will have basically the same role that Houck did last season. Callahan will be the running-game coordinator, and […]

Bill Callahan has strong resume as OL coach, offensive mind

Bill Callahan, the Cowboys’ new offensive line coach, has been around plenty of powerful offenses and offensive lines. He was the head coach for the Oakland Raiders team that reached the Super Bowl in 2003 behind Rich Gannon and the league’s top passing offense. Two years earlier, with him as offensive coordinator, the Raiders led […]

COACHING SHAKE UP: Hudson Houck expected to be replaced by Bill Callahan

With the contracts of six coaches expiring after the season, staff changes are definitely expected. And it appears one of the biggest could be on the offensive line, where longtime coach Hudson Houck is reportedly not returning to the club in 2012. Houck, who has 28 years of NFL coaching experience, including two different stints […]

CALLAHAN’S CARDIAC COWBOYS: Imbalanced offense puts Dallas in come from behind situations

The Dallas Cowboys finished with single-digit rushing attempts for the first time in team history. They ran just nine rushing plays Sunday against the Vikings, despite never trailing by more than a touchdown. It marked the least amount of rushing attempts by the Dallas Cowboys since running 10 times in a playing from behind 34-7 […]

RUNNING LANE PAINS: Callahan to call upon DeMarco Murray more often

IRVING, Texas – However prepared Bill Callahan is to call Sunday’s gameplan against the Rams, he’s certainly prepared to answer the inevitable questions about it. The whirlwind of questioning about the Dallas Cowboys offense – from playcalling to the ineffectiveness of the running game – turned its attention to Callahan on Thursday after moving past […]

2014 COWBOYS CAMP COVERAGE: The Boys Are Back in pads | Claiborne and Williams tempers flair | Cross-Training in the trenches

Training Camp 1-on-1 Drills: Tempers flare between Claiborne & Williams | 12:33 | Day 1 of Dallas Cowboys in full pads, which brought out some heated battles between receivers vs. defensive backs. (Watch Video) First padded practice leads to first camp scuffle | 1:30 | Dallas Cowboys teammates Terrance Williams and Morris Claiborne separated. Both players, Jason […]

POINT AND COUNTERPOINT: DC Marinelli vs. OC Linehan – Debating which coaching change will impact the 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys the most

IRVING, Texas – For some, it can still be an issue deciphering the specific roles of each coach after the various offseason changes, but it’s no issue picking out the most impactful move. That is, without question, the move to make Rod Marinelli the defensive coordinator. Dallas Cowboys officials can say whatever they want about […]

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Meet your 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys coaching staff. Revised 03-02-2014 Front Office · Owner/President/General Manager – Jerry Jones  · COO/Executive Vice President/Director of Player Personnel – Stephen Jones · Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Tom Ciskowski · Assistant Director of Player Personnel – Will McClay   · Director of Football Administration – Todd Williams · Assistant […]

COORDINATING THE COORDINATORS: Jason Garrett’s focus shifting as Scott Linehan takes the offensive reins

INDIANAPOLIS – Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will unquestionably have less input on offense this year, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones. Jones said (Watch Video | Play Audio) that was the design last year as well, but it didn’t end up working out as originally planned. The addition of Scott Linehan now means […]

ROAD TO THE 2015 SUPER BOWL: What it will take for your 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys to reach Super Bowl XLIX

The Dallas Cowboys haven’t been to the Super Bowl in 18 years. The NFL’s parity driven league allows most franchises to feel like they’re close to the mountain top. After three consecutive .500 seasons, what would it take for the Cowboys to make it to next year’s Super Bowl? Photo: Tom Fox/DMN 1.) Stay healthy. […]

VALLEY RANCH RESTRUCTURED: Expect Dallas Cowboys coaching changes to bring aggressive, attacking style on both sides of the ball

Here’s what to expect from the 2014 restructuring of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff: The differences with Rod Marinelli as the defensive coordinator Many so-called experts believed that the switch to this 4-3 defense was going to be good for all the pieces that Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett had on this roster. Nothing against […]

LOOKING FOR SOUTHERN COMFORT: Chips and dips instead of Super Bowl trips | The NFL’s fine line between success and failure

IRVING, Texas – Here is the downside of the needle on this record getting stuck … 8-8 … 8-8 … 8-8 … or having now gone four consecutive years without a playoff appearance; or 18 straight seasons without a Super Bowl appearance, five longer than the previous longest 13-year drought in franchise history, between the […]

TIPPING THE BALANCING ACT: New playcaller Scott Linehan was pass heavy in Detroit because he had to be | Dallas Cowboys roster may allow Linehan to attack all parts of the field

Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl ‘Moose’ Johnston commented on the team’s recent coaching change regarding playcaller Scott Linehan … Daryl Johnston: When Scott was in Detroit, Scott had a tendency to be very, very pass heavy with Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. But I think you go back and watch them this year. When he […]