Earlier in the week, we reported that former Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary coach Ray Horton would soon head to Valley Ranch to interview for the same role with the Dallas Cowboys. As it turns out, however, this won’t happen.
On Wednesday, Horton accepted the defensive coordinator position with the Arizona Cardinals.
Of course, this isn’t a big surprise.
Even before rumors began to surface suggesting that Horton may interview with Dallas, it was a well known fact that the Cardinals were targeting him for the more glamorous position of defensive coordinator and, though Horton has a history with Dallas--he won a Super Bowl as a member of the Cowboys in 1992--by the time the team had a chance to interview him, after the Super Bowl, he was more or less already gone.
Dallas was reportedly interested in interviewing Horton for the coordinator role left vacant by Wade Phillips (and later Paul Pasqualoni) but couldn’t interview with him as Pittsburgh was on their Super Bowl run. Instead, Rob Ryan was hired long before Super Bowl XLV, Horton’s last game with the Steelers, kicked off.
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