Ten Things You Didn't Know About Cowboys Playcaller Scott Linehan

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Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Fox broadcaster Jimmy Johnson prior to the NFC Championship game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

10. Linehan played college football as a quarterback for the University of Idaho Vandals from 1982-86. And he played for legendary college and NFL coach Dennis Erickson. It was Erickson’s first head coaching job.  He would eventually move on to coach at the University of Miami and win two national championships (1989, 1991) after replacing Jimmy Johnson, whom had moved on to coach the Cowboys. Small world. Linehan credits Erickson for his aggressive offensive style and philosophy.

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