The search for the Cowboysâ€™ next coach is underway, with the club interviewing two former head coaches in Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis. Hereâ€™s the latest on the franchiseâ€™s search for the successor to Jason Garrett:
Marvin Lewis, former Bengals head coach: Interviewed on Friday, Jan. 3
Mike McCarthy, former Packers head coach: Scheduled to Interview on Saturday, Jan. 4. Heâ€™s also interviewed for the Panthers, Browns and Giants vacancies.
Former NFL head coaches
Leslie Frazier, Vikings
Todd Bowles, Dolphins, Jets
Matt Rhule, Baylor head coach: Interviewing with NY Giants and Panthers. Declined interview with Browns.
Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma head coach
Tony Elliott, Clemson, offensive coordinator
James Franklin, Penn State head coach
Top NFL assistants
Greg Roman, Ravens offensive coordinator: Interviewing with Browns
Brian Daboll, Bills offensive coordinator: Interviewing with Browns
Robert Saleh, 49ers, defensive coordinator: Interviewing with Browns
Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator: Interviewing with NY Giants. Panthers have requested interview.
Matt Eberflus, Colts defensive coordinator
Kris Richard, Defensive passing game coordinator: Interviewing with NY Giants
Kellen Moore, Offensive coordinator
Rod Marinelli, Defensive coordinator
Fritz Pollard Alliance*
David Culley, Ravens assistant head coach, wide receivers coach
Byron Leftwich, Buccaneers, offensive coordinator
George Edwards, Vikings, defensive coordinator
Jon Embree, 49ers, assistant head coach, tight ends coach
Joe Woods, 49ers, defensive passing game coordinator
*The Fritz Pollard Alliance cultivates a list of minority candidates to help teams satisfy the Rooney Rule, which states teams must interview at least one minority. These are notable names considered to be top performers.
Nick Saban, Alabama head coach
Sean Payton, Saints head coach
Mike Zimmer, Vikings head coach: Vikings president Mark Wilf recently said, â€œWe have every intent of Mike continuing as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings … next year, and beyond.â€
Urban Meyer, Former Ohio State and Florida head coach
Jason Witten, Cowboys tight end
Ron Rivera, former Panthers head coach: Hired by the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, Jan. 1.