Doug Nussmeier considered a candidate to replace Scott Linehan for Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys may not have to look too far to find their replacement for Scott Linehan at offensive coordinator.
According to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder, the Cowboys are looking at Doug Nussmeier, their very own tight ends coach, to potentially assume the role.
The Cowboys parted ways with Linehan on Wednesday.
Nussmeier would certainly be an interesting hire, as the 2018-19 campaign represented just his second taste of NFL experience. Prior to that, he had been serving on the college ranks, most recently working as an offensive coordinator for the University of Florida from 2015 through 2017.
The 48-year-old actually earned his first coaching job in the CFL in 2001, when he was named the quarterbacks coach of the BC Lions. He then served as quarterbacks coach for the Ottawa Renegades the following year before making his way to the NCAA in 2003, taking the reins at quarterbacks coach for Michigan State.
After working at Michigan State for three seasons, Nussmeier made the jump to the NFL for the first time, as the St. Louis Rams hired him as their own quarterbacks coach. He held the position for two years before returning to college in 2008, taking the job as Fresno State’s offensive coordinator.
Nussmeier also served as Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator at Alabama for two years and spent one season as the offensive coordinator in Michigan in 2014 before landing at Florida.
The Cowboys won 10 games and captured the NFC East division crown this season, but they ranked just 22nd in the league in both offensive yardage and points per game.