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Jerry: Bill Callahan Fine with New Role

Scott Linehan will replace Bill Callahan as offensive play-caller in 2014



    We haven’t heard anything out of Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan since he expressed some disappointment--through a source--over the team’s hiring of Scott Linehan, who will replace him as the offensive play-caller in 2014.

    But owner and general manager Jerry Jones says Callahan is just fine with his new role.  

    "He's professional and a good one, an outstanding one," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "Bill would be the first one to tell you, and I'll tell you for him: He just wants good, nice bright lines as to what our responsibilities are and what we need to be doing. That's easier to say than to do. Not only in coaching, but many things. All he wanted to do, let's try to brighten the lines up. Let's get clearer as to some of our duties."

    Like Jason Garrett--the man Callahan replaced as playcaller just a year ago--2014 marks the final year of Callahan’s contract with Dallas.

    "The head coach has a right, almost has a duty to adjust every year and adjust his staff and adjust what [the] staff is doing, relative to his experience in the past year or past years," Jones said. "It goes on every day. So, [Callahan] a professional coach, been a head coach, both college and pro and so, he knows his agreement to coach for the Cowboys and that was not tough at all to say we're not about to [let him go].

    “We had many opportunities, from other clubs, other clubs wanted him, several, that's the last thing we need to be doing, is losing a good coach, losing not only an offensive line coach but really losing a good offensive coach."

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