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    NEWSLETTERS

    Hall of Fame NFL offensive lineman Bruce Matthews will not be joining the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff after all.

    Matthews dropped out of the running for an assistant offensive line coach position with Dallas on Monday, opting instead to remain with the Houston Texans. Had Matthews come to Dallas, he would have assisted offensive line coach Hudson Houck, who coached the Hall of Famer at USC in the early-1980s.

    Former Cowboys’ tight end Dan Campbell declined the position on Sunday, like Matthews, deciding ultimately to remain with his current team. In Campbell’s case, this is the Miami Dolphins, where he’ll serve as tight ends coach in 2011.

    As Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News pointed out Monday evening, this leaves at least four openings on the coaching staff: assistant offensive line, wide receivers, linebackers and defensive line.

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