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The heat on Scott Linehan got turned up in the Dez Bryant fallout

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The spotlight is brighter.

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There really weren’t winners and losers that came out of Dez Bryant’s Twitter tirade on Friday evening, there was just Scott Linehan and Sean Lee standing in a bunch of rubble.

S-s-s-s-s-s-sean “Snake” Lee handled the awkward cards dealt his way in perfect fashion, doing what leaders do. He didn’t deflect, owned up for his own actions, and shockingly said that Dez himself needed to be more accountable.

Scott Linehan’s “garbage ass playcalling” didn’t end Friday on as sterling of a note. When given the opportunity to address Dez’s comments, the Cowboys offensive coordinator declined.

This isn’t the first time that the Cowboys offense has received criticism. It was literally seven months ago today that “several” members of the Dallas Cowboys outwardly called it predictable, Dez Bryant included.

Dez is no longer a member of the Cowboys and his opinion is already on-the-record, but it doesn’t look great for Scott Linehan to continually be under fire. The pressure was already enormously high for his offense to produce this season, Dez just reminded the world how high it is with his rant.

Back in January we talked about how the Cowboys are completely all-in on Scott Linehan (all-Linehan?) this season. Jerry Jones has said that Jason Garrett isn’t on any sort of hot seat (why would he ever acknowledge something like that), but if the Cowboys don’t produce things are going to get contentious.

Things had taken on a bit of a jovial mood what with training camp returning and football being back in our lives once more. Dez Bryant accomplished a lot with his comments on Friday (the dissolution of many relationships likely), but among other things he reminded the world what they once (perhaps still) thought about Scott Linehan.

There’s nowhere to hide anymore. It’s time to put up or shut up.