FRISCO, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys announced Friday afternoon that they have parted ways with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.
Linehan had been Dallas' offensive coordinator for the past four seasons.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett issued this statement about the move:
This was not an easy decision because of how highly we regard Scott Linehan as a football coach and as a person. He and I had some really positive, substantive and open discussions which took place in the latter part of this week, and we ultimately agreed that it would be in the best interest of all of the parties involved if we were to make a change at this position. This was very much a mutual decision, and there was a great deal of common ground and shared understanding between both of us during our meetings. Scott has had an incredibly positive impact on our football team. He has been instrumental in the development and success of a significant number of our veteran and younger players. He is an outstanding football coach, a great friend and we wish him and his family nothing but the absolute best moving forward.
Linehan came under fire after the Cowboys' offense finished No. 22 in the league in both total offense and scoring offense, averaging a measly 21.2 points per game.
Linehan had immediate success as Dallas' play caller. The Cowboys finished No. 7 in total offense during that 2014 season, and they were fifth in both offense and scoring in 2016, but the last two seasons have seen the offense sputter, which led to the team parting ways.