January 2008 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap
Campo Returning To Dallas As Secondary Coach
Dave Campo, a former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, agreed to return to the team as their secondary coach on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. Campo was an assistant in Jacksonville last season.
Cowboys Court Campo To Be Secondary Coach
The Dallas Cowboys have received permission from the Jacksonville Jaguars to talk with Assistant Head Coach Dave Campo about a job as secondary coach, according to ESPN.com. Campo is rumored to the be favorite to replace Todd Bowles, who left for the Miami Dolphins last week.
Jaguars Allow Campo To Talk To Cowboys
The Cowboys have received permission to talk with Jaguars' Assistant Head Coach Dave Campo about a job as secondary coach, according to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli. Campo is believed to be the front-runner to fill the vacancy created when Todd Bowles departed last week to join the Dolphins' staff as assistant head coach.
Jones: T.O. Will Be Back With Cowboys
Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones plans to pay Terrell Owens' $3 million roster bonus which means the wide receiver will be back for the final season of his three-year, $25M deal. "Yes, we are going to have Terrell back," Jones said Tuesday at the Senior Bowl in Mobile. Jones added that a extension for Owens is something he would consider "down the line."
Re-Signing Barber Priority For Cowboys
Pro Bowl running back Marion Barber is a restricted free agent, meaning the Cowboys have the right to match any offers made to him. It also means they could put the first- or second-round tender on him. If that happens, a team that wants to sign Barber would have to give Dallas a first- or second-round draft pick.
Garrett Getting $3 Million Per Year
After looking into two coaching jobs, Jason Garrett decided to remain offensive coordinator of the Cowboys after Dallas made him the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL. The Cowboys promoted Garrett to assistant head coach and gave him a new contract that will pay him in the ballpark of $3 million per year, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting. Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips' salary is also in the $3 million range. There is no word on whether the team plans to adjust Phillips' salary. Garrett went through second interviews in Baltimore and Atlanta earlier this week, then returned to Dallas to meet with team owner Jerry Jones.
Sources: Garrett Staying In Dallas
Dallas head coach Wade Phillips has been informed that Jason Garrett will turn down head coaching opportunities with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens and remain as the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys, sources told ESPN's Ed Werder. A source credits owner Jerry Jones with convincing Garrett to remain in Dallas: "This is huge because changing systems right now would have been really tough on Tony [Romo]." Garrett has informed the Ravens and Falcons of his decision to stay in Dallas. The Ravens are now turning their attention to Eagles secondary coach John Harbaugh, who is expected to get his second interview Thursday.
Sources: Garrett's Back In Dallas Mulling Future
Having concluded his second round of interviews with the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons and presumed to be the front-runner for both vacancies, Cowboys' Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett returned to Dallas on Wednesday evening to mull his future. Sources told ESPN.com that Garrett, who spent several hours meeting with Atlanta officials earlier in the day, was huddling with Dallas owner Jerry Jones on Wednesday night. Garrett met with the Ravens on Monday night and part of the day Tuesday before flying to Atlanta for a follow-up session. Jones is expected to be very persuasive in attempting to convince Garrett, who has been an assistant coach in the league for only three seasons, to remain on the Cowboys' staff. There have been reports that Jones has vowed to match any offer from another team. But that will probably be impractical if either Baltimore or Atlanta offers a deal in the range of $3 million annually which is more than the Cowboys are paying incumbent Head Coach Wade Phillips. The Cowboys could offer Garrett a substantial raise and the tacit promise that he will eventually succeed Phillips within the next couple years.
Cowboys' Garrett Interviewed By Falcons Again
One day after introducing their new general manager, the Atlanta Falcons got back to work trying to find a head coach Wednesday, meeting with Dallas Cowboys' Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett for the second time. Garrett has also had two interviews with the Baltimore Ravens, and ESPN's Ed Werder reported Tuesday that according to sources, the Ravens have offered him the job. Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones is also reportedly trying to keep Garrett in Dallas. Thomas Dimitroff, who was hired as GM last weekend, indicated the Falcons may have their man by the end of this week. If that's the case, Garrett and former Baltimore Raven's Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan would appear to be at the head of the list. They are the only two candidates to get a second interview with Atlanta so far.
Fins Close To Hiring Cowboys' Sparano As Coach
Dallas Cowboys' Assistant Head Coach Tony Sparano, the presumptive front-runner to fill the Miami Dolphins' coaching vacancy, was scheduled to fly Tuesday night to Miami on one of owner Wayne Huizenga's private jets and could be named the club's new head coach by Wednesday. Dolphins' GM Jeff Ireland, who most recently worked in the Dallas personnel department as vice president of college and pro scouting, is familiar with Sparano and his coaching style. Ireland left for Dallas on Tuesday afternoon. He is expected to return with Sparano, who interviewed with Ireland for the Miami job on Jan. 5. Tabbed as the favorite to take over the Dolphins almost immediately after Vice President Bill Parcells dismissed Cam Cameron after only one season on the job, Sparano is one of four candidates to have interviewed with Dolphins' officials. The club also met with Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings, Jim Schwartz of the Tennessee Titans, and former Baltimore Ravens' Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan. Sparano, 46, also interviewed for the head coach openings in Atlanta and Baltimore.
Sparano Remains Front-Runner Among Miami Candidates
Tony Sparano became available for hire when the Cowboys lost their game Sunday to the Giants.
T.O. Choked Up Over Loss, Doesn't Blame Romo
Terrell Owens broke down in tears after the Cowboys loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Eli And Giants Send Romo And Cowboys Home
Eli Manning and the New York Giants knocked Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys out of the playoffs with a 21-17 win on Sunday.
RealGM Picks For Divisional Playoffs
Will it be the Packers vs. Cowboys and Colts vs. Patriots in the conference championship games or can one of the road teams pull of an upset?
Strahan Will Say 'Yes' To Simpson If Romo Doesn't
There's a Giants DE that wouldn't mind a date with Jessica Simpson.
Jeff Ireland Named Miami GM
Dallas Cowboys executive Jeff Ireland is rejoining Bill Parcells as general manager of the Miami Dolphins.