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Report: Cowboys interested in Linehan as playcaller

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The Dallas Cowboys are in discussion with the hiring of former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan to be part of the team's playcalling in 2014, according to ESPN.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett are trying to resolve their disagreement over who should be the team's offensive playcaller, according to ESPN's Ed Werder and Chris Mortensen.

Garrett gave up playcalling duties to offensive coordinator Bill Callahan last year. Linehan would serve as a compromise choice for Jones and Garrett.

Linehan was among the Lions assistants let go after head coach Jim Schwartz was fired following a 7-9 season. Under Linehan, the Lions finished sixth, third and fifth in total offense over the past three seasons. He was the offensive coordinator for the past five seasons.

Linehan reportedly interviewed with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and is believed to be a finalist for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

If Linehan is hired by the Cowboys, he would become the third different offensive playcaller in three seasons in Dallas, following Garrett and Callahan.

At the Senior Bowl this week in Mobile, Ala., Jones said Callahan and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin would both return following a third consecutive 8-8 season in which the Cowboys failed in the final week to win the NFC East.

Linehan was previously head coach of the St. Louis Rams, where he went 11-25 from 2006 to 2008 before being fired. Linehan has also been offensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings.

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