Dallas Cowboys Search For Coaching Assistants Gaining Momentum

The Cowboys are bringing in a couple of candidates for interviews for some of the assistant coaching positions.

On Monday, the Cowboys interviewed Stanford defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. ESPNDallas.com has some background on Fangio here. If Fangio emerges as the lead candidate for the position in Dallas, this could create an interesting tug-of-war with Jim Harbaugh of the 49ers, who has indicated he'd like to have Fangio in San Francisco after working with him for a year at Stanford.

David Moore from the DMN writes that "Fangio is a highly respected Capers disciple. He was a defensive coordinator under Capers in Carolina and Houston and also served in that capacity for Indianapolis". Since it's looking less and less likely that the Packers will let Capers go, the next best thing may be to look for candidates along the Capers coaching tree. Winston Moss, inside linebackers coach for the Packers, could be another candidate if Garrett decides to pursue the Capers tree strategy.

Jim Trotter from SI.com tweeted last night that Greg Manusky, 49ers defensive coordinator, is interviewing with the Cowboys, Cardinals and Chargers for the DC position. Manusky may have fallen out of favor with the new regime in San Francisco after the hiring of Jim Harbaugh from Stanford. Manusky will be interviewed in Dallas on Wednesday.

In a separate tweet, Jim Trotter also reported that the Dolphins requested and were granted permission to interview Cowboys TE coach John Garrett for their OC position. John Garrett could also be an option to replace Ray Sherman as the Cowboys’ wide receivers coach.

Gerry Fraley from the DMN offers two candidates to replace Ray Sherman as WR coach: Charlie Baggett is currently the assistant head coach and WR coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. Baggett was the assistant head coach, OC and WR coach in Miami while Garrett was the QB coach there. Paul Chryst also remains in the mix for an offensive position.

Paul Pasqualoni, despite a group of Connecticut high school coaches petitioning UConn to sign him as the UConn head coach, also remains in the mix for DC next season - for now.

Hat tip to BTB members KJDH2154 and jack dein for the fanshots.

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