Less than a month into the offseason, the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff is beginning to look like a reunion for the 2002 Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII.
Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia were all on the Bucs’ staff (and in the same positions) that year, and its led some to wonder of the Cowboys aren’t setting the table to bring in Jon Gruden--who, of course, served as the head honcho of Tampa Bay’s only championship squad.
According to a source in contact with ESPN’s Ed Werder, the answer is a resounding no. Werder reports this week that said source called the idea of Dallas replacing Jason Garrett with Gruden “ridiculous.”
Per NFL.com, Gruden’s television partner Ron Jaworski says that the former Raiders and Bucs coach has shown some interest in returning to the sideline, and that a handful of teams have shown interest in him. But to this point, none of the teams that have actually picked up the phone have aroused much interest in the coach turned analyst.
"He's had numerous meetings that he's told teams he's not interested in certain jobs," Jaworski said. "There are jobs he's interested in, but no one at those teams has reached out to him, or they may even have a coach in place."
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