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The Dallas Cowboys Have Fired One Of Their Coaches

A general view of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24: A general view of the field during the game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Coming off their bye week, the Dallas Cowboys are not standing pat. They have made a change to their offensive coaching staff.

No, maligned offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was not fired. But offensive line coach Paul Alexander was dismissed.

Alexander, who spent 25 years with the Cincinnati Bengals before being hired by Dallas in the offseason, has been fired. He lasted less than a full season in Big D.

Assistant offensive line coach Marc Columbo, a former Cowboy lineman himself, will become the team's new OL coach.

The Cowboys' vaunted offensive line has fallen off this season. Some of that is due to the absence of All-Pro center Travis Frederick, but apparently the team thinks Alexander is also to blame.

At 3-4, Dallas is in third place in the NFC East, two games behind the first-place Washington Redskins. The Cowboys lost to Washington in their final game before their Week 8 bye week.

Dallas will face the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football next week on ESPN.