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Stephen Jones: Bill Callahan's "Not Thrilled"

Callahan was replaced by Scott Linehan as the Cowboys' play-caller this week

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    Shortly after the initial report that the Dallas Cowboys were interested in bringing Scott Linehan in to take over play-calling duties, it was reported that offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, who called plays in 2013, would be less than happy by the addition.

    So now that Linehan is officially in the fold, it comes as no surprise that Callahan is reportedly a bit perturbed.

    "Bill is not thrilled, but Jason [Garrett] didn't expect him to be thrilled," said executive vice president Stephen Jones, per ESPN Dallas. "But Bill is an outstanding coach; he will be involved in game planning and overseeing our offensive line. There was no way we were going to let him walk and we kept our promise that nobody was getting fired; in fact, we added another pretty well-paid coach in Linehan.

    “Maybe that's something that happened we didn't originally plan--we spent a little more money adding someone, but Jason is very pleased and so are we with Scott on board.”

    As Jones mentioned, the Cowboys have shown no interest in parting ways with Callahan, who retains his title of offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. Just this week, they denied the Cleveland Browns’ request to interview him. Callahan’s contract is set to expire after the 2014 season.

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