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Cowboys interview Colts receivers coach Sanjay Lal, Miles Austin

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Cowboys fans' expectations were high after last year's 13-3 regular-season effort. But Dak Prescott's rising star seemed to fade and Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension limited his playing time, keeping the Cowboys from getting to the postseason
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Cowboys fans' expectations were high after last year's 13-3 regular-season effort. But Dak Prescott's rising star seemed to fade and Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension limited his playing time, keeping the Cowboys from getting to the postseason

The Dallas Cowboys continued their search for new staff members on Friday by interviewing Sanjay Lal to coach receivers, according to a source.

Lal was the receivers coach with the Indianapolis Colts last season. The Cowboys have an opening because Derek Dooley’s contract was not renewed and he has since become the offensive coordinator at the University of Missouri.

Former Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin has also interviewed for the position. He has been on the staff the past two years, but has never been a position coach.

Lal has 11 years of NFL experience, including stints with the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders before the Colts.

The Cowboys staff remains in flux.

In addition to Dooley, the departures include offensive line coach Frank Pollack joining the Cincinnati Bengals, special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia heading to the Oakland Raiders; tight ends coach Steve Loney retiring; and secondary coach Joe Baker and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson being told that their contracts will not be renewed.

The Cowboys interviewed former Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander on Thursday as a possible replacement for Pollack. Former Cowboys offensive tackle Marc Colombo is also a candidate.

Running backs coach Gary Brown is also weighing his options after receiving offers to return to the Cowboys and join the Houston Texans.

NFL key dates

Jan. 28 - Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

Feb. 4 - Super Bowl LII, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn

Feb. 20 - First day for clubs to designate franchise and transition players

Feb. 27-March 5 - NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.

March 14 - Free agency begins

April 26-28 - 2018 NFL Draft, AT&T Stadium, Arlington

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