The Dallas Cowboys will not bring back wide receivers coach Ray Sherman for 2011, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. Sherman interviewed for the Cowboys' head-coaching "vacancy" last week and it's somewhat surprising that Jason Garrett will go in a different direction.
Sherman had played an instrumental role in the development of rookie Dez Bryant and he helped Miles Austin have a breakout season in '09. But owner Jerry Jones promised Garrett would have "final say" on staff hires, so apparently he wants to go in a different direction. I can assure you that this move will not please Bryant and Austin, but it's not like the players will have any say in Garrett's hires.
This is the first sign that Garrett's taking control of things. I believe that Jones had great respect for Sherman as an assistant. It's hard for me to believe that he encouraged Garrett to not renew Sherman's contract. But something tells me that Garrett will renew his brother John's contract, which will expire soon.