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Bruce Matthews talking to Dallas

Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com has a story that will be of great interest to fans of both the Texans and Titans: Bruce Matthews is slated to interview for a job with the Cowboys.

John McClain says Matthews interviewed on Monday.

Matthews, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played his entire 19-year career with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, has been an assistant offensive line coach with the Texans the last two years.

While indications are that they want to keep him, he’s got an expiring contract. So he’s probably dipping his toe in to test the water here.

The lure would be to work under Hudson Houck, who was his coach way back at USC. I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes here, but if he’s still happy in Houston, he’s got a big family with deep roots there.

But it appears this would be a lateral move, from assistant line coach to assistant line coach.

I suspect he wouldn’t leave Houston under such circumstances. But if his aspirations are beginning to tug at him and he sees a better opportunity, Dallas is geographically as well as he could do if he moved away.

From what I know of him, it would take a lot for him to make such a change.