Shortly after the Dallas Cowboys’ season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Redskins, rumors began to swirl that the team might go out and get an offensive coordinator, in order to make Jason Garrett a so-called walk-around coach--thus allowing him to focus on just being the head coach.
The day after that, Norv Turner was fired by the San Diego Chargers.
Given the history between Turner and the Cowboys, and Jerry Jones--he served as the team’s offensive coordinator from 1991 to 1993, winning two Super Bowls in that span--it was inevitable that his name would come up in said rumors. But any thought that Jerry might go out and get his old buddy can be put to bed.
Turner was hired by the Cleveland Browns to take over the offense on Thursday.
“Norv has been one of the most respected offensive coaches in the NFL over the last 25-30 years,” Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said, per ProFootballTalk.com “and he has had a tremendous amount of success at each one of his stops – as a position coach, coordinator and head coach. I was able to learn a great deal in the time that I worked for him in San Diego, and I expect that having him as our offensive coordinator will make a big impact on that side of the ball.”
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