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De-nied: Cowboys Turn Down Texans' Interview Request

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De-nied: Cowboys Turn Down Texans' Interview Request

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HOUSTON - AUGUST 28: Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans is tackled by cornerback Jamar Wall #30 and Mike Jenkins #21 of the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter in a preseason game at Reliant Stadium on August 28, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

According to sources, the Dallas Cowboys have denied the Houston Texans’ request to interview linebackers coach Reggie Herring. Houston requested permission to speak to Herring last week, just days after the Texans’ hired former Cowboys’ head coach Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator.

As Todd Archer pointed out on ESPN Dallas, this doesn’t mean that Dallas will outright refuse the Texans’ request--and actually, Phillips has experience with such situations.

As the Cowboys’ head coach back in 2007, Phillips went after another ex-staff member, Brian Stewart, who worked together with the San Diego Chargers. The Cowboys’ request was initially denied by the Chargers, but a few weeks later, the interview was granted and Stewart was hired as Dallas’ defensive coordinator.

There has been talk of widespread change throughout the Cowboys’ coaching staff, but Jason Garrett said recently that the team has no plans of mindlessly cleaning house.

We don’t believe in change for change sake,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “A lot of people want to come in and say, ‘We’ve got to make some changes.’ We’re going to make the changes we think are the right changes to make.”

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