IRVING, Texas – Although a 4-12 finish to the 2015 season will bring about a deep evaluation of his entire team, head coach Jason Garrett said Monday he doesn't expect much change to his coaching staff this offseason.
Asked specifically if he expects offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli back next season, Garrett said, "I don't want to get into staff changes, but we're not going to have a whole lot of staff changes. I believe in Scott Linehan, I believe in Rod Marinelli, I believe in (assistant head coach/special teams coordinator) Rich Bisaccia, and those guys do an outstanding job.
"We all have to go back and evaluate what happened in 2015 and all get better, and we're all going to focus on doing that. That process has already begun."
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones has said he doesn't expect major changes to the team beyond typical offseason turnover, acknowledging that a few assistant coaches do have expiring contracts and that roster turnover is an annual reality in the salary cap era.
Following Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins in the season finale, Jones also emphatically stated Garrett would return next season as head coach.
"Well, we all appreciate his support," Garrett said. "Everybody connected with our football team appreciates the support that our owner gives us. Players appreciate it, coaches appreciate it, I appreciate it. Now it's our job to get back to work and rectify what happened here in the 2015 season. We're focused and determined to do that."