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Aikman Praises Scott Linehan, But...

Scott Linehan was hired as the Cowboys' play-caller and passing game coordinator this week



    Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman doesn’t sound all that convinced that the hiring of Scott Linehan as play-caller/passing game coordinator will get the Dallas Cowboys offense back on track.

    It’s not that Aikman doesn’t think Linehan is a good coach. Quite the opposite. But after the wave of changes to the coaching staff last year resulted in yet another 8-8 season and no playoff appearance, he’s quick to point out that change isn’t always a good thing.

    "I like Scott. I like Scott as an offensive guy," Aikman told reporters at Super Bowl media day, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "He’s done a good job at other places he’s been. I think that they’re trying to find their way. There was the thought that last year with the changes that were made on both sides of the ball that there would be improvement, but really there was regression for both units. Now, more changes again.

    “Changes aren’t necessarily bad, but I think there’s something to be said for continuity. But I’ve been a part of teams that had change that really benefitted from that. Hopefully the Cowboys will as well."

    Linehan will be the third play-caller in as many years for the Cowboys.

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