Despite meeting with Jason Garrett and the Cowboys' coaches twice in the last two weeks, former Cowboys tight end Dan Campbell is staying on Miami's coaching staff this season.
Campbell will be the Dolphins' tight ends coach after spending last year as an assistant offensive line coach. That was the position the Cowboys reportedly were interviewing Campbell for. The Cowboys have also interviewed Hall of Fame lineman Bruce Matthews for the assistant offensive line coach duties. Matthews played at Southern Cal for Hudson Houck, the current Cowboys' O-line coach.
Campbell, who spent 11 seasons in the NFL, recently retired after an injury-filled season in New Orleans in 2009, which did give him a Super Bowl ring. Campbell played three seasons (2003-05) in Dallas but also spent the early part of his career in New York, where he teamed up with Jason Garrett with the Giants.
While the Cowboys have yet to announce any assistant coaching moves other than the hiring of Rob Ryan last week, there has been speculation that John Garrett will be both the tight ends coach and passing game coordinator. If there is a running game coordinator named as well, it will likely go to Houck. That would then open up an opportunity for an assistant O-line position.