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Everyone wants to talk to Todd Bowles

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Interim head coach Todd Bowles of the Miami Dolphins looks on during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

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The Cardinals have won 21 games over the last two seasons thanks in large part to one of the stingiest defenses in the league, which makes it little surprise that their defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is a popular head coaching candidate right now.

We have already heard about interest in interviewing Bowles from the Jets, 49ers and Falcons, but that list is growing. According to a report from Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, it’s grown as big as it possibly could right now.

Per Somers, all teams with head coaching vacancies have contacted the Cardinals about interviewing Bowles. That puts him in play for the Bears and Raiders jobs as well, although there’s no word on which teams Bowles will interview with and probably won’t be until at least next week as the Cardinals have a date with the Panthers in the Wild Card round.

If Bowles were to wind up in Oakland, it would give him the distinction of following Tony Sparano on both an interim and a full-time basis. Bowles was the interim coach for the Dolphins after Sparano was fired in 2011.