There have been no unexpected changes to the Cowboys’ coaching staff, as expected.
Owner Jerry Jones said the team finalized contracts with the rest of the assistants after announcing new contracts for head coach Jason Garrett, play-caller Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli last week.
And signs point to former Cowboys tackle Marc Colombo becoming the assistant offensive line coach, as he’s with the rest of the coaching staff at the Pro Bowl this week in Arizona. That is the only spot open on the staff with Bill Callahan departing for Washington, and Frank Pollack being promoted from assistant O-line coach to O-line coach.
“We haven’t done anything definitive yet,” Jones said. “But you would have to think he’s the leader in the clubhouse because he’s highly, highly respected and thought of by all the members of the staff.”
As far as Monte Kiffin’s status going forward, Jones said the team continues to discuss its options. Kiffin served as the defensive coordinator in 2013, and carried the title of assistant head coach/ defense last year.
“As of right now, he’s on the staff,” Jones said. “As of right now.”
Jones said he and Kiffin will meet after the Super Bowl to discuss his role going forward.
With the coaching staff firmed up, Jones went on to say he’d also like to take care of the front office staff, including assistant director of player personnel Will McClay.
“I don’t have anything for you there right now, but we certainly have looked at what we want to do,” Jones said.