The Cowboys should have another assistant coaching position open as linebackers coach Reggie Herring appears headed to the Texans.
This should come as no surprise, considering Houston asked for permission to speak with Herring last week, but the Cowboys denied the Texans' request. Actually, it sounded like the Cowboys told them to wait, so they could figure out their defensive coordinator plans.
And now that Rob Ryan has been officially hired, the Cowboys agreed to let Herring meet with the Texans.
Media reports in Houston are saying it's a done deal and that Herring will officially become the Texans linebackers coach . . . again. Herring spent the 2002-03 seasons in Houston as the LB coach under Dom Capers.
For the last three years, Herring has been in Dallas coaching the Cowboys' linebackers. Of course, he will reunite with Wade Phillips, the new defensive coordinator for the Texans.
In Herring's three years with the Cowboys, he coached DeMarcus Ware to three straight Pro Bowls, including two NFL-leading sack seasons in 2008 and 2010. He also coached Greg Ellis to a NFL Comeback Player of the Year award and his only Pro Bowl season in 2008.