After Jason Garrett publicly stated this week that there would be, “no foreseeable changes” to his staff, presumably including the embattled offensive coordinator, we now know that Scott Linehan was fired today. Is he the symptom or the problem?
Cowboys fans didn’t wait long to share their enthusiasm for the decision.
Cowboys fans upon hearing the Scott Linehan news: pic.twitter.com/LCFLV1oj8N
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) January 18, 2019
Scott Linehan has been fired pic.twitter.com/rtxtsCZLZI
— COWBOYS ✭ (@AmericasTeam_21) January 18, 2019
Ok, Scott Linehan is fired!!!
My question is to you all now is this…………..How Will You Feel IF Jason Doesn’t Hire A New OC But Becomes The New OC Himself????
— JESSE (With No “i”) (@Mr4thAndLong) January 18, 2019
Jerry Jones: you’re fir…
Scott linehan: I quit
Jerry Jones: sweet we have a mutual understanding @dallascowboys
— D’Challa (@DeAllas9) January 18, 2019
Finally…Jerry Jones made a good decision! Kick rocks Scott Linehan! #CowboysNation
— TaT$ (@Tatmoney72) January 18, 2019
#CowboysNation after Scott Linehan got fired pic.twitter.com/5Q9l5yq2tR
— Jamius (@TGLJamius) January 18, 2019
Scott linehan ruined the careers of romo, Witten, Dez by not getting them to a super bowl and was going to ruin Dak and zeke so good riddance to that bum
— LINEHAN FIRED SZN (@dfwsports41) January 18, 2019
It’s important to note that Scott Linehan, who has been with the team since 2014, oversaw 3 rushing titles. 2 with Zeke (2016 & 2018) and 1 with DeMarco Murray (2014). Known as an OC who likes to throw the ball, he became what Jason Garrett asked him to be, a run-first OC.
Conservative play caller, yes. Definitely. However, it wasn’t the offense that let the team down against the rams in the NFC Divisional round. You’d have to chat with Rod Marinelli about that.
Who the next offensive coordinator is we will now begin to speculate, whether or not Linehan was the symptom or the problem, that we know the answer to.