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NFL coaches fired: Dallas owner refuses to address assistants

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With all the NFL coaches fired this week, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has already given his vote of confidence to head coach Jason Garrett but has not done so for his assistant coaches. According to NBC Sports on Dec. 31, Jones said that his assistants are mostly under contract and remain so for now.

The two big names that have popped up is Monte Kiffin and Bill Callahan, and Jones said those are two that are still under contract with the Cowboys. When asked if they would join the other NFL coaches fired this week on the unemployment line, he was non-committal.

Jones said that he hasn't addressed their contracts and won't get into that with the media at this time. He did mention there are others who are not under contract after this season, hinting that changes will be made.

Monte Kiffin is the biggest question mark, a 73-year-old defensive coordinator who came to Dallas and ended up with the third worst defense in NFL history. Dallas fielded a team this season that could score 30 points in a game and still lose because their defense couldn't hold the leads.

Bill Callahan might be safer. Despite questionable choices to avoid running the ball, despite having one of the best running attacks in the NFL, the Cowboys still had an explosive offense that put a lot of points on the board.

Whether either of these men join the other NFL coaches fired this week or not will remain a mystery until Jerry Jones decides it is time to let the world know. Until then, Dallas Cowboys fans will just have to sit and wait.

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