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Report: Gruden to Dallas talk is “ridiculous”

Jon Gruden

NFL broadcaster and former Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden smiles before an NFL preseason football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)


The Cowboys have a bunch of coaches on their staff that coached for Jon Gruden in Tampa, leading some to speculate that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be mulling a move at head coach.

Ed Werder of ESPN, who has spent a lot of time covering the Cowboys over the years, reports that he asked a “reliable team source” if the reunion of former Buccaneers assistants was a precursor to Gruden making his way from the broadcast booth to the sideline at JerryWorld. The response?


Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and special teams coach Rich Bisaccia all worked for Gruden in Tampa. Offensive line coach and newly installed offensive play caller Bill Callahan worked for him in Oakland.

Jason Garrett may well be safe for now, but the presence of so many former Gruden acolytes is sure to keep that guy’s name from coming up when and if the Cowboys encounter a stretch of choppy water in 2013.