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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 19: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys, center, assistant coach Scott Linehan and Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys talk in the first half against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

    Scott Linehan has been a revelation for the Dallas Cowboys this year.

    He took over play-calling duties from offensive line coach Bill Callahan, who took over play-calling duties from head coach Jason Garrett, and the result has been stellar, as the Cowboys are a top-10 offense led by its young offensive line and the NFL-leading rushing attack of DeMarco Murray. Oh, and Tony Romo also finished the season with the top quarterback rating in football.

    And Linehan has gotten a lot of credit for the Cowboys' offensive dominance, and rightfully so.

    Now, Linehan is apparently a coveted commodity, as NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday evening. The report said the Oakland Raiders have expressed interest in talking to Linehan, who is not under contract for the 2015 season. Any team is free to talk to Linehan following the season, but this is the first leak that one is interested in Linehan.

    Prior to this season, Linehan was the Lions' offensive coordinator for five seasons, and before that he spent three seasons as the head coach of the St. Louis Rams, when he posted an 11-25 record before being fired four games into the 2008 season.

    Aside from Romo's NFL-leading QB rating, Murray set the franchise record for rushing yards in a season, and Dez Bryant set the club mark with 16 touchdown receptions to lead the league.