Frisco, Texas – Friday afternoon the Dallas Cowboys have announced that they have parted ways with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.
Linehan has been the Dallas’ offensive coordinator for the past four seasons.
Head coach Jason Garrett issued a statement about the move:
This was not an easy decision because of how highly we regard Scott Linehan as a football coach and as a person. He and I had some really positive, substantive and open discussions which took place in the latter part of this week, and we ultimately agreed that it would be in the best interest of all of the parties involved if we were to make a change at this position. This was very much a mutual decision, and there was a great deal of common ground and shared understanding between both of us during our meetings. Scott has had an incredibly positive impact on our football team. He has been instrumental in the development and success of a significant number of our veteran and younger players. He is an outstanding football coach, a great friend and we wish him and his family nothing but the absolute best moving forward.
Scott Linehan has been under fire all season as the Cowboys’ offense finished No. 22 in the league in both total offense and scoring offense, averaging 21.2 points per game.