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Phillips still pursuing San Diego coaches

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From Calvin Watkins at the DMN:

Phillips is attempting to hire San Diego Chargers secondary coach Brian Stewart and assistant linebackers and quality control coach John Pagano. Phillips was denied permission to officially interview Stewart and Pagano two weeks ago. After Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer was fired on Feb. 12, Phillips decided to make another run them.

New Chargers coach Norv Turner said he wants to retain all the current assistant coaches, but Pagano and Stewart are trying to get released from their contracts.

If Stewart is allowed out of his contract, Phillips would hire him as the defensive coordinator in Dallas.

Phillips said he likes Cowboys' secondary coach Todd Bowles, who could become the defensive coordinator.

But Stewart's familiarly with Phillips' 3-4 defense allows the Cowboys to make a smooth transition from the way ex-Cowboys coach Bill Parcells ran his defense.


OK, I get Brian Stewart for the DC, but what are they going to do with John Pagano? We already have an assistant LB's coach and quality control coach - Dat Nguyen. Is he going to be the special teams coach?