Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Ray Horton expected to go to Arizona
By Tim MacMahon
It'd be considered a major surprise if Ray Horton accepts the Cowboys' offer to become their secondary coach.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that Horton is meeting with the Cardinals on Wednesday to finalize a deal to become Arizona's defensive coordinator.
It would have been interesting to see how Horton, a hard-nosed Dick LeBeau disciple who won a Super Bowl ring as a Cowboys safety, could have maximized Mike Jenkins' potential. That would have been a tough-love relationship, based on Horton's comments about Jenkins when asked about the Cowboys cornerback during Super Bowl week.
"I didn't want him at the time because he wouldn't tackle," Horton told ESPN.com's Matt Mosley. "If you're going to play for us, you have to be able to tackle."
Jenkins' regression last season under secondary coach Dave Campo was alarming. It apparently could get Campo demoted. The Cowboys probably won't get Horton, but it's clear that Jason Garrett believes a change needs to be made at secondary coach.