Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Source: DeCamillis out of Bears running
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – With Chicago setting its sights on Bruce Arians, Darrell Bevell or Marc Trestman as the Bears next head coach, Cowboys special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis has been told he is no longer in the running, according to a source.
DeCamillis interviewed with Chicago general manager Phil Emery less than a week after the season ended, and from all accounts did well, but the Bears have focused their search on offensive coaches. Arians is Indianapolis’ offensive coordinator and served as interim head coach during Chuck Pagano’s fight against leukemia. Bevell is Seattle’s offensive coordinator, and Trestman, a former Jimmy Johnson assistant, is the head coach of the Montreal Allouettes.
This is the second straight year DeCamillis has been on the head coaching radar. He received interest from Jacksonville last year but did not interview.
DeCamillis has been the Cowboys’ special teams’ coach since 2009. Oakland had sought to hire him last year as assistant head coach to Dennis Allen, but the Cowboys blocked the move.