The local Dallas media hasn’t confirmed this, but Alex Marvez from the Sporting News is reporting that a source has told to them that offensive line coach Frank Pollack will not be returning to the Cowboys.
[Note: Marvez messed up Pollack’s name in the tweet.]
This has been a rumor for the past week or so. Pollack may be joining the exodus of Cowboys assistant coaches, especially on the offensive side of the ball, that won’t be returning. Marvez has a pretty good track record with sources reporting on the Cowboys moves, so there is no reason to doubt the report, but we’d still like to see more confirmation.
The Cowboys have invested heavily in their offensive line and for the most part that has been a success. First Bill Callahan, then Pollack, coached this unit into a dominant force, but 2017 wasn’t their best season. Injury to Tyron Smith was an issue, but as a unit they didn’t seem to function quite as well. Also, Chaz Green and Byron Bell weren’t ready for prime-time.
The Cowboys could look to promote Marc Colombo from within, or maybe they will look outside the organization for a fresh approach. Either way, if Pollack is on his way out, the Cowboys are for sure cleaning house of their offensive assistants.