When the Dallas Cowboys announced the hiring of Bill Callahan on Thursday, they gave him the title not only of offensive line coach, which was completely expected, but offensive coordinator--which wasn’t really expected at all.
But despite the title, head coach Jason Garrett will continue to call plays for the Cowboys in 2012.
Callahan has built a good reputation as an offensive coach over the years, working with Jon Gruden to take the Raiders to the top of the NFL in terms of rushing in 2000, leading Oakland to a Super Bowl in 2003 (where they lost to Gruden’s Buccaneers) and, lately, has worked with the vaunted offensive line of the New York Jets.
All this speaks to Callahan’s abilities, what he'll bring to the Dallas offense. But one thing he won’t have to do in his new role in Dallas next year is actually call plays, which, we’d imagine judging by his constant praise of Garrett the playcaller over the past season, is how Jerry Jones wants it.
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