The Dallas Cowboys are expected to soon have another assistant coaching opening, but this time it will be a major loss on the defensive staff.
Per the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys linebackers coach/passing game coordinator Matt Eberflus will leave Dallas to become the defensive coordinator under New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels once McDaniels lands a head coaching position.
McDaniels is expected to be named the Indianapolis Colts' head coach once the Patriots' season comes to an end, the NFL.com reported Monday. Reports also have McDaniels linked to the Tennessee head coaching job that came open Monday once the Titans parted ways with Mike Mularkey.
Wherever McDaniels lands, however, Eberflus will come with him as defensive coordinator.
Eberflus is well-respected across the league and was considered a top candidate to replace Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli once he retired. Marinelli, 68, said late last season, however, he planned to coach again in 2018.