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Phase 3 of Tuna’s Valley Ranch raid?

Bill Parcells started with the Cowboys’ front office, wooing personnel executives Jeff Ireland and Brian Gaine to Miami. Then he took what he wanted from the coaching staff, hiring Tony Sparano as the Dolphins’ head coach and Todd Bowles, Paul…

Tuna’s Valley Ranch raid might be done

Sources inform Calvin “Lucky” Watkins that DL coach Kacy Rodgers has accepted the offer from the Dolphins. That makes four coaches and two front-office executives that Bill Parcells relocated from Valley Ranch to South Beach….

Cowboys preparing for assistants to leave

Jerry confirmed that the Cowboys are preparing as if the three assistant coaches whose contracts expired won’t be back. At this point, it’d be surprising if Todd Bowles (secondary), Paul Pasqualoni (linebackers) and Kacy Rodgers (defensive line) don’t join Tony…

Assessing the staff

With the news that Jason Garrett will return as offensive coordinator for the 2008 season, the Cowboys coaching staff dodged a major bullet. Had Garrett bolted, Phillips might just be looking at replacing a coordinator, an assistant head coach and…

Jerry Jones on Sparano

Here’s Jerry Jones’ comment on Tony Sparano’s departure for Miami: “I commend Wayne Huizenga, Bill Parcells and the Miami Dolphins on the hiring of an excellent football coach. I have a great deal of confidence in Tony and his ability…

Sparano in Miami

AP Here’s Dolphins coach Tony Sparano’s opening statement from the ushering-in press conference in Davie, Fla. We’ll pass along more shortly: “I need to take this opportunity to thank a bunch of people. Mr. Huizenga, I want to thank…

A coordinator who could keep T.O. happy

Jason Garrett and Tony Sparano aren’t gone yet, but odds are they’ll be head coaches elsewhere by the end of the week. Albert “Einstein” Breer mentioned potential candidates to become the Cowboys’ next offensive play-caller. Receivers coach Ray Sherman should…

Sparano update

As the Cowboys wait to hear if Jason Garrett will become Baltimore’s next head coach, their other top offensive assistant, Tony Sparano, is flying to visit with Miami again today, according to a source. The Cowboys coaches, including Sparano, finished…

Tony Sparano back to work

Assistant head coach Tony Sparano’s weekend included three interviews with Atlanta, Miami and Baltimore, but no job offer was made – or accepted – which the New Haven Register reported Saturday night. “The truth is I had three real nice…

Not so fast on Sparano

The New Haven Register, citing an unidentified source, is reporting Tony Sparano was offered and accepted the Dolphins’ heading coaching job after interviewing with new general manager Jeff Ireland today. Two problems: 1 – If Sparano accepted the position, why…

Sparano to interview with Dolphins

From Todd Archer … According to a source, Tony Sparano will interview for the Miami head coaching job Saturday. More to come later. UPDATE: Here’s a link to the story….

Miami calls on Sparano

On Wednesday the Dolphins hired Jeff Ireland as their GM. On Thursday they called the Cowboys seeking permission to speak with Tony Sparano about their head coaching vacancy after Cam Cameron was fired, according to two sources. An interview has…

Sparano considered Miami’s top candidate

That’s widely considered to be the case, and Tony Sparano tops this list by foxsports.com’s Alex Marvez, a former Dolphins beat writer. Cowboys secondary coach Todd Bowles is No. 3, right behind T.O.’s favorite former position coach. In related news,…

Sparano to Atlanta?

In addition to possibly losing Jeff Ireland to the Dolphins, Todd Archer reports that Tony Sparano is expected to talk to the Falcons about their head coaching position….

Give Tony Sparano his due

Tony Sparano, the Cowboys assistant head coach, has been way overlooked this year, but there is some vindication that three of his linemen – Flozell Adams, Andre Gurode and Leonard Davis – were named starters to the Pro Bowl. Since…

Fun with the assistant head coach’s name

ESPN ha-ha specialist Kenny Mayne noticed that Cowboys assistant head coach/OL coach Tony Sparano’s name sounds a lot like a TV mobster’s name and had some fun with it. I always thought The Sparanos would be a good nickname…

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