- Calvin Watkins, ESPN Staff Writer
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There are reports linking Marinelli to new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith.
However, according to a source, the Buccaneers haven't reached out to the Cowboys seeking permission to interview Marinelli about becoming the defensive coordinator.
Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said after the loss to the Eagles that he's not retiring nor is his long-time friend, Marinelli. But Kiffin is under fire for a defense that finished last in total defense, 27th against the run and 30th against the pass.