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Paul Alexander named Cowboys new offensive line coach

DALLAS – The Cowboys hired longtime Cincinnati Bengals assistant head coach and offensive line coach Paul Alexander on January 15. The move has brought upon trepidation to Cowboys fans as the Bengals are known for anything but their playoff wins and regular conference title game appearances. When the Cowboys target a coach or bring one into the fold, I immediately look at connections to the current staff. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and head coach Jason Garrett were a part of the 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Okay. Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and Garrett were part of the Miami Dolphins from 2005-06 under head coach Nick Saban. Okay. There is no apparent connection between Alexander and the staff. It is the first connection-less hire in the Garrett era since Rob Ryan was tabbed as defensive coordinator in 2011. And just like with the Ryan hire, no doubt there aren’t very many different degrees of separation between Alexander and Garrett, what with Ken Zampese, ’90s Cowboys offensive coordinator Ernie Zampese’s son, and Mike Zimmer having spent time in the Queen City. But the lack of immediate connection to Garrett makes it interesting.

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