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Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach Hue Jackson interviewed with one team for a vacant offensive coordinator job this offseason. He might have another shot with the Dallas Cowboys.
Despite the Cincinnati Bengals waiting and watching assistant coaches interview for promotions around the NFL, ultimately no one left. Jay Gruden interviewed four times and Mike Zimmer stirred interest with two teams looking for a head coach. Even assistant secondary and special teams coach Hue Jackson interviewed with the Carolina Panthers for their vacant offensive coordinator job.
Though Gruden and Zimmer appear to be staying, there could be idle interest in Dallas, depending on how things develop.
According to multiple reports, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is "pushing coach Jason Garrett to give up his play-calling duties."
Currently, Bill Callahan serves as both the offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach. A new offensive coordinator presumably would call the plays instead of Garrett.
But Garrett, we’re told, is resisting the move. And if it happens, he wants someone who has no head-coaching experience.
Calvin Watkins with ESPNDallas.com writes that Hue Jackson is one possibility if the Cowboys look outside of the organization. Garrett might not like that, considering Jackson has some head-coaching experience. However he has four years of experience as a play-caller as well, yet considering that the offensive coordinator jobs are largely filled, the offensive minds out there is reaching a rather limited pool.