Cowboys Hire Scott Linehan as Passing Coordinator And Play Caller

Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) celebrates after throwing the game winning touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the final minute of the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys made the move of hiring former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan official. His official title will be passing coordinator and he will be in charge of calling the plays on offense. The team will keep offensive coordinator Bill Callahan on staff still for the 2014 season.

It will make an interesting dynamic with all the offensive coaches on the roster. Hopefully they will be able to make it work out.

The Cowboys have the talent on offense. They were headed in the right direction last season with Bill Callahan calling the plays and hopefully Linehan can build on that foundation that has already been created. Dex Bryant, Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray are Pro Bowl level offensive players and they will be expected to perform. Tony Romo should be able to produce and the expectations will be high.

Linehan will be bringing over the pass happy offense that he ran in Detroit. There is enough talent on the Cowboys roster in order to make it work.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys

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  • SmartThinking

    Callahan’s got a target painted on his back. He may serve out the season but he won’t be calling plays and that’s a good thing. He does motivate the offensive line and he made them better than they actually were so he’ll be contributing positively. That’s a good thing, too.