Cowboys offer defensive line job to veteran Baker

BY foxsports • February 5, 2011

By Mike Piellucci
FOXSportsSouthwest.com

The Cowboys' search for a defensive line coach could come to an end as soon as next week.

In an interview with the Rock Hill, S.C. Herald, veteran defensive line coach Brian Baker confirmed the Cowboys have offered him their defensive line coach position and said that he will inform Cowboys coach Jason Garrett of his decision early this coming week.

Baker has a combined 27 years of coaching experience, 15 of which comes at the NFL level. He spent the last two years with the Panthers, where in 2010 he helped defensive end Charles Johnson notch a career-high 11.5 sacks after totaling just 10.5 in his first three NFL seasons.

Baker was let go at the end of this past season following John Fox's firing as head coach and is less than a month into a new position with the North Carolina Tar Heels, so its no sure thing that he will accept the job in Dallas.

If he does, the only vacancy left on staff would be wide receivers coach after Ray Sherman was let go in early January. The team named Matt Eberflus linebackers coach on Tuesday after he served under new defensive Rob Ryan in the same capacity in Cleveland.


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