2. Brian Schottenheimer (coaching consultant)
Not many Cowboys fans would endorse Schottenheimer taking over the offensive coordinator reins, but odds are he’s in the mix. He just concluded his first season as a Dallas coaching consultant, which essentially entailed helping Moore and Dan Quinn get ready for upcoming opponents.
Schottenheimer, 49, has vast experience under his belt. In 2021, he served as Jacksonville’s passing game coordinator. He was the Seahawks offensive coordinator the three years prior from 2018-20. The Jaguars’ passing attack was admittedly brutal under Schottenheimer, but that can be attributed to the fact that then-head coach Urban Meyer was a disaster, and Trevor Lawrence was a rookie.
Schottenheimer also had previous ties to Mike McCarthy, as McCarthy’s first NFL coaching gig was as an offensive quality control coach under Brian’s dad, Marty Schottenheimer. As much as Cowboys fans might not want Schottenheimer presiding over the offense, the dots are pretty easy to connect here.