Gregg Williams is no longer available to become an assitant on the Cowboys' defensive staff.
The former Redskins defensive coordinator and Bills head coach has accepted a position to become the new defensive coordinator/assistant head coach of the Jaguars, which is being reported by a Jacksonsville sports radio station and ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Williams spoke with the Cowboys last week, not long after he was fired by the Redskins and eliminated as a choice to replace Joe Gibbs as that team's next head coach.
But his coming to the Cowboys never made much sense. For one, his first interview was with the Jags, and if he couldn't be a head coach he wanted at least to be the defensive coordinator.
And Williams, though long considered a top defensive coordinator, is a 4-3 guy. The Cowboys, and specifically head coach Wade Wade Phillips, are a 3-4 defense.
That leaves former Texans and Panthers head coach Dom Capers as candidate to join the staff as a linebackers coach. It does, however, appear that Capers will not accept the position that has been offered.
The more likely candidate to be the Cowboys next linebackers coach is Ricky Hunley, who was fired for the same job by the Bengals after the 2007 season. He spent the past five seasons with the Bengals as a linebackers coach. He played for Phillips when he was the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos the 1980s.
- Mac Engel