Bucs haven't called about Marinelli

January, 3, 2014
On Friday morning, Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones declined to speak about the status of defensive line coach Rod Marinelli.

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.
Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for ESPN.com. He joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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