The Texans will finally bring in Cowboys LB coach Reggie Herring for an interview on Tuesday. They originally wanted to interview him last week, but were denied permission by the Cowboys at that point in time. However, with the Cowboys essentially settled on Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator, they were willing to let Herring walk this time. Herring was the linebackers coach for the Texans for the first two years of their existence, and has to be considered a heavy favorite to land the job again.
Offensive line assistant Bruce Matthews interviewed with the Cowboys for a job of his own today, as the Cowboys look for ways to get more out of a subpar line that held them back last season. The Texans are hoping to retain Matthews, but nothing is set in stone.
Perhaps this is an interview-for-interview proposition? Either way, it would be shocking if Herring was not named linebackers coach tomorrow after all the effort the Texans went through to try and obtain his services. The Texans let go of ex-linebackers coach Johnny Holland following the season, as part of the Frank Bush-endorsed group that produced one of the worst defenses in recent memory.