Heading into the offseason for the Dallas Cowboys, securing their current coaches with new contracts was the main priority. They have done very well on that front so far, but getting Bill Callahan to return may be a bridge too far. The Dallas Morning News reports that Callahan is planning to interview with other teams and the Cleveland Browns could be one landing spot.
Eight teams have expressed interest in Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan and he’s working Wednesday toward setting up interviews with other clubs. But whether his three-year run with the Cowboys is over has "yet to be determined," a source said.
The door is still cracked open for a possible return to the Cowboys for Callahan, who also served as the team’s offensive line coach. However, it still remains unlikely Callahan will be back after a frustrating last year and a half for him that saw him lose play-calling duties and get blocked from interviewing for offensive coordinator jobs with the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.
We've mentioned before that Callahan has a working relationship with Browns head coach Mike Pettine from their days together at the New York Jets. But, the Browns also have other prominent names on their interview list for the offensive coordinator's job like fired Bears coach Marc Trestman. Even if it is not the Browns, other teams have shown an interest in Callahan, up to eight by some estimates, and Jacksonville was reported to be one of them.
Callahan did a fantastic job with the offensive line, but with Scott Linehan likely to be the offensive coordinator going forward, Callahan's desire to move on is justified.