IRVING - Cowboys scouting director Jeff Ireland said he is leaving today for Miami to interview for the vacant general manager’s position. And all signs point him to accepting the job whenever former Cowboys head coach-turned-new Dolphins president Bill Parcells offers it to him.
The position became available when Dolphins general manager Randy Mueller was fired Monday.
There was some discrepancy whether Ireland could immediately leave, or wait until after the draft. Because Parcells will not have final say in personnel issues, it appears that Ireland could and will leave immediately.
There is growing speculation that Parcells will fire Dolphins coach Cam Cameron when the two meet today. A top candidate for the vacancy is Cowboys offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who was with Parcells all four years of his tenure with the team.
The Atlanta Falcons have contacted the Cowboys about interviewing offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and Sparano about their head coaching job. By NFL rule, all interviews must take place during the bye week.