When Dan Campbell was released by the Miami Dolphins after a 12-game run as interim head coach, freeing him to join the staff of another team, it seemed worth asking if a reunion between Campbell and the Dallas Cowboys was in the cards.
After all, Campbell is a Native Texan who played tight end for the Cowboys from 2003 to 2005, serving as a mentor to Jason Witten in that span, and then moved on to the New York Giants—where he was teammates with Jason Garrett, now the Cowboys’ head coach. Which is to say, the connections are there.
But the timing might not be.
Although earlier reports had the Cowboys as one of the team’s interested in Campbell, a source tells David Moore of the Dallas Morning News that a reunion is unlikely, given the amount of interest in Campbell around the league and the fact that the Cowboys already have a tight ends coach in Mike Pope, who is still under contract. If the Cowboys wanted to hire Campbell, they'd have to want him bad enough to invent a position for him.