The Dallas Cowboys may be entering a time of great change.
With their season going down the dumps quickly, and the team seeming to be falling apart, Cowboys Nation is now calling for the firing of head coach Jason Garrett. They also would like to see both coordinators replaced, as neither the offense nor defense has been able to make plays without Ezekiel Elliott and Sean Lee.
It’s a current player which has seen his name enter head coach discussions, however. The University of Tennessee fired their head football coach a few weeks ago, and has been searching for his replacement ever since.
Though they thought they had found that replacement in Greg Schiano Sunday afternoon, student protests and public outcry influenced the university to reverse their decision. Now, still without a head coach, rumors are circulating that current Cowboys tight end Jason Witten may be open to joining the staff.
As the Tennessee search redirects, I’m told current Dallas Cowboy tight end Jason Witten has let Tennessee athletic director John Currie know he would leave the Cowboys to take over the Tennessee football job: https://t.co/LsKEDKbJyH
Witten is a former Tennessee Volunteer himself, and with his Hall of Fame pedigree, you could see why those around the Vols would be excited to welcome him back home.
The validity of these reports are still in question, but it does contribute to the idea the Cowboys need to find a new tight end sooner rather than later. Regardless on if he were to become a head coach elsewhere, Jason Witten is getting up there in age, and declining in terms of his ability.
Tight end is becoming a serious need for the Cowboys very quickly, and one they may need to address this offseason.