The Cowboys are struggling offensively this season, but coach Jason Garrett contemplated making a big move during the team’s bye to help fix the play calling.
According to NFL Network, Dallas “seriously considered firing offensive coordinator Scott Linehan” in the middle of the season following the team’s loss to the Redskins.
The organization also thought about firing him before the season even started, per the report. Instead, Garrett decided to keep Linehan and wanted to help him make changes to the offensive scheme.
From @gmfb Weekend: The #Cowboys seriously weighed moving on from OC Scott Linehan during the bye week and have an affinity for #OU coach Lincoln Riley if they move on from Jason Garrett… who @MikeGarafolo says may take back play-calling. pic.twitter.com/8HRHaSKAHw
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 11, 2018
NFL Network also reported Sunday that if Garrett were to lose his job, the Cowboys are interested in Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley.
Despite a 3-5 record entering Week 10, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday after a loss to the Titans that the team would not make any in-season coaching changes.