NFL Coaching News: Dallas-Miami Pipeline Goes Both Ways

RealFootball365.comSenior Writer IJanuary 19, 2008

With the Miami Dolphins snatching up guys from Dallas left and right, the Cowboys decided to turn it into a two-way street by bringing back Hudson Houck to coach their offensive line.

Houck, who was recently fired by Bill Parcells in Miami, replaces Tony Sparano, whom Parcells hired this week to coach the Dolphins.

Meanwhile, the Dolphins hired Mike Maser, a former line coach for the Carolina Panthers, to fix what has been one of the NFL's weakest lines for several years.

Parcells has brought three guys from Dallas—Sparano, new Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland and Brian Gaine, who is Miami's assistant director of player personnel.

Commentary: Houck coached the Cowboys' line from 1993 to 2001, and Dallas had at least one All-Pro on the line in each season. His lines in San Diego and Miami were not nearly as successful, but this Dallas line is more talented anyway so he won't be required to turn a bad group into a good one.

Fantasy Football Impact: None.

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