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Linehan Looking to Build on Jason Garrett's Work

Scott Linehan will take over playcalling duties in 2014

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Linehan Looks to Build on Garrett's Offense

Scott Linehan made it clear this week that he’s not here to blow up the Cowboys’ offense, as designed by Jason Garrett and Bill Callahan over the past few years, but to build upon it.

Linehan was brought in this offseason to take over playcalling duties, which were handled by Callahan last year. In the short time he’s been here, Linehan has said he’ll use the Cowboys’ weapons to stretch the field--like he did over the past five seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Lions--as well as lean on the running game more.

But Linehan insists these are tweaks, small additions, and not wholesale changes.

We’re really meshing some of the great things they’ve done here,” Linehan told the team’s official website. “It would be a disservice to not continue a lot of the great things Jason and Bill (Callahan) and these guys have implemented in the last few years. As timing fits for us, as we get through our OTAs, we’ll try to mesh some things that make sense. That’ll happen as we go through the OTAs, but this is pretty much like the first day of school.”

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