Monday, January 3, 2011
Cowboys to interview Sherman on Tuesday
By Matt Mosley
The Dallas Cowboys will interview wide receivers coach Ray Sherman on Tuesday, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins. The interview would satisfy the league's Rooney Rule. On Monday, interim coach Jason Garrett, who is favored to win the permanent gig, didn't want to offer any specifics about the situation.
"I was in conversations with him as a head coach that I wasn't in when I was an offensive coordinator and a player," Garrett said of Jerry Jones during his end-of-season news conference. "There are just certain subjects that you get into when you're in this position."
Jones indicated a few weeks ago that he wouldn't rush the process of hiring a head coach, but it appears that he's changed his mind. He may be worried that other owners will reach out to Garrett and try to set up interviews. Garrett didn't want to comment on that theory Monday.
The one thing of interest he did say was that he didn't have any interest in hiring an offensive coordinator. I think that's a mistake on his part. Garrett could continue to call the plays, but having an offensive coordinator would free him up to focus on some other areas. Just ask Chiefs coach Todd Haley about that.
If Tony Sparano is fired in Miami, I think he'd be a prime candidate to work with Garrett in Dallas. We'll continue to track every move.