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Arizona's new coach Ken Whisenhunt wants to talk to Cowboys receiving coach Todd Haley

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt's efforts to complete his offensive coaching staff appear to hinge on Cowboys receivers coach Todd Haley.

Haley interviewed Tuesday for the Cowboys head-coaching job, which opened Monday when Bill Parcells resigned. Haley, who coached with Whisenhunt with the Jets in 2000, still is under contract in Dallas and would need the team's permission to interview in Arizona.

Hat tip to Parl for alerting me to this story.

Peter King wades into the Cowboys head coach debate, and seems to be supporting the Norv Turner option.

Jones could make former Redskins and Raiders coach Norv Turner the head coach, with 40-year-old Jason Garrett the offensive coordinator and Todd Bowles, 43, the defensive coordinator.

But Jones is still in the fact-finding stage and not close to making a final decision. The Cowboys received permission to talk to San Diego defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and are expected to do so tomorrow. They likely will bring Turner in for an interview in the coming days.

One of the worries the Cowboys have about Garrett -- which Garrett has tried to assuage -- is that he's never been an NFL play-caller. Plus, he's been an NFL assistant for only two years. The reason the Turner-Garrett pairing would be attractive to Jones is that incumbent quarterback Tony Romo is still a work in progress. Jones wants him taught well. Aikman, who has Jones' ear more than any other former player, is thought to be pushing Turner's return to Dallas.

Dr. Z remembers Parcells on a personal level in this article.

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