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Scott Linehan Fired As Cowboys Offensive Coordinator

January 18, 2019 - 2:22 pm

The Dallas Cowboys have fired Scott Linehan as their offensive coordinator. 

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett released a statement Friday: 

"This was not an easy decision because of how highly we regard Scott Linehan as a football coach and as a person," said Jason Garrett. "He and I had some really positive, substantive and open discussions which took place in the latter part of this week, and we ultimately agreed that it would be in the best interest of all parties involved if we were to make a change at this (offensive coordinator) position.

"This was very much a mutual decision, and there was a great deal of common ground and shared understanding between both of us during our meetings.

"Scott has had an incredibly positive impact on our football team. He has been instrumental in the development and success of a significant number our veterans and younger players. He is an outstanding football coach, a great friend and we wish his and his family nothing but the absolute best moving forward."

It's been a rollercoaster ride for Linehan this week as everyone from the head coach to the owner has been asked about his future with the team. 

In his final appearance on 105.3 The Fan this season, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn't want to get into specifics when discussing if Linehan would return next season.