The wheels are turning on the search for coaching help; they’re just turning very slowly.
With the hiring of Matt Eberflus as linebackers coach on Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys took another step in their effort to fill out a coaching staff left incomplete by the departures of Ray Sherman (who handled receivers), Paul Pasqualoni (who coached the defensive line and, later, served as interim defensive coordinator) and Reggie Herring (who’ll be replaced by Eberflus as linebackers coach).
Meaning that the team has a least two coaching vacancies remaining; there was some interest in bringing in an assistant offensive line coach as well, but Dallas were turned down by both of the only candidates we knew of--Dan Campbell and Bruce Matthews--and the talk of an o-line assistant has since petered out.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones told reporters at a lengthy press conference for Super Bowl XLV Tuesday that fans shouldn’t hold their breath for further hirings as the search for coaching help continues into February.
"No timetable," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Not concerned at all."
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