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Josh McDaniels Fallout: Could Matt Eberflus Return to Dallas?

Just a few weeks ago, former Coach was announced as the new for the . He was set to join Josh McDaniels' staff, who was expected to take over as once the ' season ended.

As of yesterday evening, though, McDaniels is now staying on as with the Patriots. So where does that leave Eberflus, the Colts, and the Cowboys?

According to Adam Schefter, the McDaniels issue changes nothing for Coach Eberflus.

Even if Eberflus wanted out of this deal, his roles with the Cowboys have already been filled.

Matt not only served as the linebackers coach, but was also the coordinator. That primary role was filled by the promotion of , who'd worked under Eberflus for several years. , the former defensive coordinator, has filled the role of . Richard was recently signed to become Dallas' new .

Not only have Eberflus' previous roles been filled, but it is assumed Richard was brought in to eventually replace as defensive coordinator. This could happen as soon as 2019.

This was the same expectation for Eberflus, who was reportedly offered the job for next season if it would keep him from leaving for the Colts. He refused out of loyalty to Marinelli.

Thankfully for Matt Eberflus, the music stopped with him still having a chair in Indianapolis. Don't be surprised if we hear his name again down the road, though, as Dallas will certainly keep him on their radar for any future openings.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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John Williams

I know he’s a popular name around The Star, but I’m ready to move on. I think Kris Richard will be an upgrade to the passing game defensive coordinator.

I think we’ll see a lot less cushion, which I know will make a lot of us happy. Too many times have we seen 10 yard cushions on 3rd and 8. So infuriating.


That is the most Bizarre thing in Sports. Hell 10 Yard Cushions on 3rd and 4

John Williams

Yeah man. Hoping for Run after the catch is not necessarily a great plan on 3rd and long.

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