New offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Bill Callahan has officially been a staff member of the Dallas Cowboys for less than a week, but the praise for the hiring, in the wake of sitting offensive line coach Hudson Houck’s departure, is already rolling in at an impressive pace.
Last week, Cowboys’ Hall of Fame quarterback turned Fox analyst Troy Aikman put his stamp of approval of the signing, citing Callahan’s work with Jon Gruden in Oakland in the early-2000s. Now, Jets’ offensive tackle turned ESPN analyst Damien Woody is following suit, citing his personal experience working under Callahan for three seasons in New York.
“I talked to him yesterday,” said Woody, per ESPN Dallas. “He was definitely excited. Just excited for the fact of that organization and the rich tradition the Cowboys have and the personnel on offense. He’s really excited about the personnel on offense, the personnel of the offensive line. He knows it’s a young group, but it’s a talented group. He’s going to be a good fit for the Dallas Cowboys.”
More than anything, it sounds like Dallas is getting a coach, in Callahan, that pays close attention to detail while allowing for an open exchange of ideas with his players--which, Woody believes, encouraged the group in New York.
“He’s a meticulous man,” Woody said. “He’s not going to leave any stone unturned. That’s the one thing about him. He’s meticulous in everything: the classroom, on the field. He’s a real stickler on technique. But the one thing I like about him is he listens to the players. He’s open. His whole thing is he’s not going to make players do something they’re not comfortable with. At the end of the day if the players feel like it worked better one way, he’ll listen.”
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