ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen cites sources in reporting that former NFL coach Dan Reeves, 65, has been in discussions with the Dallas Cowboys about a consultant's role. Reeves' Cowboys roots are deep; he was a player (1965-72) and assistant coach (1972-80) under Tom Landry.
According to ESPN:
Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips was an assistant under Reeves on the staffs of the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons and each time Phillips succeeded Reeves as head coach after Reeves was dismissed. In Phillips' final news conference of the season the day after a 44-6 Cowboys loss to Philadelphia, Phillips mentioned Reeves as a former coach he would seek advice from in the off-season as he evaluated his coaching methods.
Joe DeCamillis, who is married to Reeves' oldest daughter, Dana, was recently hired by the Cowboys as special teams coach. DeCamillis worked on Reeves' staffs with the New York Giants and the Falcons.
Reeves' interview for the 49ers offensive coordinator position sparked an Internet report that the Niners somehow might be angling to look at Michael Vick, who under Reeves in 2002 guided the Falcons to the second round of the NFL playoffs and who could be released from prison this summer. The San Jose Mercury News reported that an NFL source dismissed that notion, saying "there was nothing to it."