Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Cowboys trying to hire Ray Horton
By Calvin Watkins
Not only are the Cowboys about to hire a defensive line coach, Brian Baker, but it appears the team is also trying to get Steelers secondary coach Ray Horton.
According to a source, the team would like to hire Horton, who spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the defensive backs coach.
Horton, however, is a candidate to become the defensive coordinator with Arizona and according to the Arizona Republic could be hired by the Cardinals as soon as Wednesday.
Before the Cowboys hired Rob Ryan as their defensive coordinator, Horton's name surfaced as a possible candidate. Horton said last week he did not speak with the Cowboys but was hopeful he would get a chance to become a defensive coordinator, something he's never done before.
Dave Campo is currently the Cowboys secondary coach but it's undetermined what role he would have with the organization if Horton is hired.
Jerry Jones said last month that all the coaches that attended the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala., would be retained, and that included Campo.