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Is it Too Late For Dallas to Fire OC Scott Linehan?

Grab your pitchforks and your torches, it's time to run the out of town. His playcalling has been absolutely atrocious season and it's time for him to hit the road, even if there are only two regular-season games left on the schedule.

It's completely unorthodox for an NFL team to fire an offensive coordinator this late in the season, but just last week we saw the do just that when they parted ways with John DeFilippo. It was definitely a bold move to make considering the Vikings are still in playoff contention, but it was something they believed was in the best interest of their team.

I believe if the Dallas Cowboys want to do what's best for their team right now and not later, then they should go ahead and cut ties with Scott Linehan. His predictability and un-creativeness as a play caller is holding back a talented , which is hurting the overall team as a result. He's been given every opportunity to turn things around, but enough is enough.

I'd personally be on board with taking over the playcalling duties. He has the experience and held the position with the Cowboys from 2007 until Linehan was hired. I'd even consider giving a shot as the OC. He knows the system and has worked closely with . Regardless, the Cowboys need to find some way to increase their offensive productivity.

Kellen Moore
Dallas Cowboys QB Coach Kellen Moore

Right now the Cowboys offense is the 26th scoring offense in the NFL and are averaging just 19.7 points per game. To make matters worse they are the 31st ranked offense in the league. I don't know about you, but I think that is completely unacceptable with the talent they have on the offensive side of the ball.

Firing Linehan has been a long time coming. The Cowboys flirted with the idea earlier this season during the and should've pulled the trigger then, but for some reason or another decided to let him stick around. They are definitely still paying for that mistake now.

The Cowboys mistake not to replace Linehan could mean yet another early exit in the , something we have unfortunately become accustomed to. Scoring just 19 points a game isn't going to get them very far, which is truly unfortunate considering the talent they've acquired this season.

Unfortunately, as much as we would love to see Scott Linehan tarred and feathered and run out of town, I just don't see the Cowboys doing that before their season is officially over. But, in no way should he be allowed to retain his position beyond this season. He clearly isn't the answer any longer.

Do you think the Dallas Cowboys should fire Scott Linehan?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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Bruce Hood

Yes, fire him 4 weeks ago! Kellen Moore should be canned also. He’s not the QB coach Dak Prescott can learn and aid his development. Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator, heck no! My question to the writer is, why is it that we can see the issues of the team and Jerry continues to perpetuate a bad situation for his team that he should be wanting to improve?

Chuck Wright

He should have been fired at the break but since that didn’t happen, I say ride him for now as I have zero confidence in anyone on staff to take over for him. I also think despite his incompetence, we win at least one playoff game. But he should be gone the second the horn sounds to end Dallas’ last game in the playoffs.

Too many quality run/pass option types out there, which Scotty has proven he cannot run, too many guys who actually have a clue about half time adjustments.

Bryan Crystal Reser

No they will wait till we get beat in the wild card game, so stupid


Wait until we are bounced in the playoffs. Kellen is being groomed for the job.

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