Several weeks ago, the Dallas Cowboys brought in Scott Linehan to take over play-calling duties from offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan, in a move that left Callahan less than thrilled. Many have wondered where this move leaves Callahan in terms of the offensive coaching dynamic, and some have wondered aloud why the team kept him at all.
But according to executive vice president Stephen Jones, letting Callahan go never crossed the collective mind of the front office.
“Everybody thinks the world of Bill,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It’s an unfortunate situation that he gets caught up in the, well, he got something taken away from him or whatever it’s going to be portrayed as. But Bill Callahan is an unbelievable football coach. We just weren’t going to give him up and Jerry [Jones] and I have a great relationship and the coaches have a great relationship with him.
“Everybody wants to go sometimes try to do what they were doing or whatever. But when we signed him contracts are two-way streets. They are not just for us to deal with if it doesn’t work out. And Bill is a professional;. Are you kidding me? He is working his butt off. Was he disappointed? Everybody has disappointments. I have had it. I’m sure you have had disappointments. Everybody has them.”
Callahan’s current contract with Dallas is set to expire after the 2014 season.
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