The Dallas Cowboys have gone into the “Let’s hire former Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coaches” business lately, causing many to wonder if hiring Jon Gruden as their new head coach can be far behind.
In the last couple of weeks, the Cowboys hired defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, all of whom were assistants under Gruden when he coached the Buccaneers from 2002 to 2008.
So far, there has been no comment from the Cowboys, which must make current head coach Jason Garrett a little nervous.
The Cowboys have finished 8-8 and out of the playoffs in the last two seasons under Garrett. A switch to Gruden would energize the fan base, that’s for sure, and Gruden has said in the past that he would coach again if the right opportunity would come along.
You have to figure that a chance to coach one of the NFL’s marquee franchises would be the right opportunity.