Garrett: Linehan to remain Cowboys OC

Embattled offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will be back with the Dallas Cowboys next season, coach Jason Garrett said Monday.

Garrett, in a radio interview with 105.3 FM in Dallas, said he expects no major changes to the coaching staff and plans for Linehan to return in 2019.

Ezekiel Elliott won his second rushing title in three seasons in the NFL and the Cowboys finished 22nd in total offense. The team climbed from 28th in offense after acquiring wide receiver Amari Cooper. Still, Dallas averaged only 21.2 points per game.

Speculation in Dallas during the season was Linehan would return in 2019, but Garrett might claim play-calling responsibilities.

Linehan has been the Cowboys’ playcaller since 2014.

One coach who could draw interest elsewhere is offensive line coach Marc Colombo. His Boston College teammate, Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores, is expected to be named head coach of the Miami Dolphins when New England’s season ends.

–Field Level Media

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