Singletary's Candidacy A Hit


While Turner still seems to be the leading candidate to become the Cowboys' seventh head coach, Singletary, San Francisco permitting, could become a defensive coordinator candidate, too. Not only must the Cowboys hire a head coach, but they also must replace defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, whose contract had expired and left to become Atlanta's defensive coordinator when Parcells was trying to decide if he was going to stay.

Remember, Turner and Singletary have worked together this past year in San Francisco. And apparently the 49ers aren't considering their assistant head coach for their vacant defensive coordinator's spot, having brought in former Cowboys head coach and long-time assistant Dave Campo for an interview last week. The Niners also interviewed former Lions defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson. Campo could also be a defensive coordinator candidate in Dallas.

Singletary, though, a Chicago second-round pick out of Baylor (he was born in Houston), has only coached the past four seasons following his retirement in 1993, meaning he has even less experience than Bowles, thought to be a top candidate for the defensive coordinator's spot.

Even though Jones is interviewing Singletary on Tuesday, there is a chance he still could name a head coach before the Super Bowl is played.

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