The offseason has officially begun for the Dallas Cowboys and with it comes likely change. Things will be different a season from now. The NFL just works that way.
We’ll see some turnover with players as we always do and many figured that we’d see some change within the Cowboys coaching staff. Offensively Dallas struggled throughout the 2018 season and the offseason is the time where you seek to remedy that.
Whatever the Dallas Cowboys were in 2018, Jason Garrett seems fine with it. Appearing on 105.3 The Fan on Monday morning he announced that Scott Linehan would return as the team’s offensive coordinator next season and that there would not be any major changes to the team’s coaching staff.
Jason Garrett said on @1053thefan that offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will return for the 2019 season and he doesn’t expect any significant changes to the coaching staff— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 14, 2019
Scott Linehan didn’t meet with reporters following the team’s playoff loss in Los Angeles and some took this as a sign that he sensed he was on the way out. Jason Garrett could have taken this opportunity on The Fan to be coy and that say decisions had yet to be made, but that was not the case. He was specific in saying that Scott Linehan is coming back.
What do you make of all this?
Stephen Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan on Monday as well. He had this to say which seems to be stressing more patience with decision-making regarding the coaching staff.
Stephen Jones says they won't comment on anything with coaching staff but that they need to take a deep look at why they fell short. Says it a little early to speculate about players or coaches.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) January 14, 2019
They haven't had a meeting about it yet. So just hang tight on who will/won't return
Update: 4:00pm ET
During his Monday press conference Jason Garrett said he “didn’t know” how he answered the question about Scott Linehan in the morning. This seemed more in line with what Stephen Jones said.
Shortly after it was reported that regardless of what and when he said whatever he did, Jason Garrett does expect Scott Linehan back in 2019. Make of that what you will.
Regardless of how he worded his answers this morning on the radio or this afternoon during his news conference, Jason Garrett expects Scott Linehan to remain the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator for the 2019 season— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 14, 2019