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Cowboys' Assistant Coach A Candidate For Head Coaching Gig

A Dallas Cowboys helmet sitting on the field.

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A Dallas Cowboys' assistant coach is reportedly a candidate for one of the league's vacant head coaching positions.

The New York Jets have reportedly requested an interview with Cowboys passing game coordinator/DBs coach Kris Richard.

Richard, formerly an assistant with the Seattle Seahawks, has been highly praised in his first season with the Cowboys.

NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero first reported the news.

"The #Jets are requesting an interview with #Cowboys passing game coordinator/DBs coach Kris Richard, source said. Has impressed since in first season with playoff-bound Dallas," he reports.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter has confirmed the news.

The Cowboys would love to be able to keep Richard for many years, but if another team offers him a head coaching position, he's probably gone.

Stay tuned.