We’ve arrived at Senior Bowl week and the Dallas Cowboys don’t have an offensive coordinator. Thankfully the Senior Bowl is one of the events on the NFL calendar that coaches and scouts flock to which means Dallas can talk to different people.
Speaking of talking, Jerry Jones did some of that himself on Tuesday. There have been all sorts of rumblings as to changes and speculations on his offensive staff and he
absolutely cleared that up injected a little bit more intrigue.
The Cowboys aren’t in any hurry to fill the spot
As mentioned, we’re already at the Senior Bowl so the scouting process for the 2019 NFL Draft is well underway. Before we know it it’ll be free agency but none of that means that the Cowboys are “in a hurry” to fill the void at OC.
Jerry on hiring OC: we’re in the throes of evaluating. We’re in no hurry. No decision imminent.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) January 22, 2019
Again, there have been a lot of rumors and reports about what the Cowboys could do. It seems like none of that is official as of January 22nd because Jerry Jones said it wasn’t. If Jerry said it, well it’s obviously true, right?
Jon Kitna is definitely joining the staff... but his role is TBD
The team already had former Cowboys quarterbacks on their coaching staff in Jason Garrett and Kellen Moore (more on him, no pun intended, in a moment) and they’ve seemingly added a third leg to the tripod in Jon Kitna. What will Kitna do? Um, well, we don’t know.
Jerry Jones confirms that the Cowboys have secured a commitment from Jon Kitna to come on board, but it doesn’t sound like the Cowboys have defined that role 100% #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 22, 2019
Jon Kitna has spent some time coaching high school football, and in terms of recent news had signed on the the Alliance of American Football’s San Diego Fleet as their offensive coordinator. He’s definitely a mind that can help Dak Prescott and Co. so having him around, however that is, is a good thing.
What will Jason Garrett be doing in 2019? “More or less,” what?
It stands to reason that Jason Garrett will be more involved in the Cowboys offensive game plan, what with the firing of Scott Linehan and all. While this may make sense what Jerry Jones said specifically about Garrett doesn’t seem to. He will be “more or less” involved.
#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett's role could be "more or less" in 2019.— Mark Lane (@therealmarklane) January 22, 2019
How does Jerry Jones, the all-knowing man of the Cowboys, not know if his head coach is going to be MORE or LESS involved in the offense at this point in the offseason? Maybe that answer depends on who they decide will be the offensive coordinator
You should probably bet on the offensive coordinator coming from within
There are many names that have been tossed out as potential offensive coordinators for the Cowboys and a lot of them have been ones that already have offices at The Star in Frisco. It’s quite possible that the Cowboys could promote from within when it comes to their new head of the offense and, in fact, it seems likely.
Asked specifically about outside candidates for offensive coordinator, Jerry Jones says: “I like the guys we’ve got in house.” #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 22, 2019
From listening to Jerry Jones, it sounds like the Cowboys plan to head to Orlando tomorrow, meet with their coaches and talk to their players and figure out how to structure their staff #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 22, 2019
Keep names like Doug Nussmeier and Kellen Moore at the front of your brain. Brace yourselves.