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Cowboys Fire OL Coach Paul Alexander, Promote Marc Colombo

At least one coach didn't survive the season; has been let go from his duties today. Assistant OL Coach and former Cowboys player will take the position over.

Alexander was hired this past after the Cowboys parted ways with Frank Pollack, but the offensive line has not improved. Dallas is still chasing the right fit since losing , who was credited with making their line the league's best unit a few years back.

Can Marc Colombo, a former first-round talent  at offensive who spent a decade in the NFL and six seasons in Dallas, finally fill those shoes?

To give Colombo some help, Dallas is turning to a familiar and heralded name from its . Hudson Houck has two rings from his time as Cowboys OL Coach from 1993-2001.

He had a second stint in Dallas from 2008-2011, so he's worked with as three phases of Jason's career; player, , and .

With Houck assisting Colombo, the Cowboys are hoping to make their offensive line a strength of the team again. The timing of this move isn't that surprising after their last game, where Washington held to one of his career-worst games.

Dallas' struggles this year can be somewhat excused by 's absence and trying to train rookie on the job. But clearly, the Cowboys felt that Paul Alexander wasn't helping the situation.

We'll see what this mid-season change can do to help turn things around.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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