Lots of talk about Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys need to hire a defensive coordinator. Current coordinator Paul Pasqualoni is still in the mix, but the Cowboys are looking outside of the team, too. O.C.C. reported on the two new names in the mix, Vic Fangio and Greg Manusky. And don't forget about Todd Bowles.
But defensive coordinator isn't the only position the Cowboys are looking at, they have other spots to fill, especially if Ray Sherman is not coming back as has been reported. Two new names have popped up on the radar although it's unclear exactly what positions they are being interviewed for. From the mothership:
Former Cowboys tight end Dan Campbell, a teammate of Garrett's with the Giants from 2000-02, visited Valley Ranch on Tuesday. Campbell was an offensive coaching intern for the Dolphins last year with an emphasis on the offensive line.
Also visiting Valley Ranch was Alabama tight ends/special teams coordinator Bobby Williams. The former Michigan State head coach has directed a variety of positions, including the Lions' wide receivers in 2003 and LSU's in 2004.
Could Campbell be expected to fill the shoes of John Garrett as the tight ends coach if Garrett leaves for Miami? Bobby Williams has experience coaching NFL wide receivers, maybe he's interviewing to replace Ray Sherman. We'll probably have to wait until a decision is made about John Garrett from the Dolphins before Dallas can move ahead with filling out it's offensive staff.
According to an article, Tony Sparano has promised that he is going to move fast on his decision about Garrett, who is in competition with Rob Chudzinski. Chudzinski is the tight ends/assistant head coach in San Diego. Once our old friend Sparano makes a decision on John Garrett, Jason Garrett can move ahead with filling out his offensive staff.