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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Cowboys to interview Todd Bowles

By Matt Mosley

The Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins have enjoyed a good working relationship since Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland set up shop in South Florida. Parcells hired former Cowboys assistant head coach Tony Sparano to become the head coach in Miami in 2008 and the team immediately went to the playoffs.

Now, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will interview Dolphins assistant head coach/secondary Todd Bowles for his head coaching vacancy Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Parcells always thought Bowles had what it took to be a head coach when the two worked together with the Cowboys, and that made an impact on Jones.

Jones was set to interview Cowboys wide receivers coach Ray Sherman on Tuesday, and it's likely that Bowles will be the only other candidate to receive an interview. I still expect the Cowboys to announce Jason Garrett as the head coach this week, possibly as soon as tomorrow.

Bowles had an excellent relationship with the players during his time with the Cowboys and it wouldn't surprise me if he becomes the defensive coordinator. Garrett wasn't ready to commit to Paul Pasqualoni on Monday, in part, because he doesn't yet have the authority to commit to him.