How Cowboys offensive coordinators have fared over the last 15 years

How Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinators have fared over the last 15 years/ The Cowboys have had numerous play-callers come through Valley. Some have had success. Others, not so much. Here is a closer look at how they did.

Chan Gailey/ 1998-99/ Gailey also served as offensive coordinator during his short stint as head coach. And he was pretty successful. Gailey led the Cowboys to the playoffs both years, but they failed to win a game. The offense looked poised for greatness in 1999, but Michael Irvin suffered a career ending injury, which hindered production. A disgruntled Jerry Jones fired Gailey after the season.... Where he's at now/ Unemployed. Gailey went 16-32 as head coach of the Buffalo Bills and was fired at the end of the 2012 season.

Jack Reilly/ 2000-01/ The success of the 'Greatest Show on Turf' led Jones to bring back Reilly after he fired him as quarterbacks coach in 1997. Reilly installed a timing-based offense, but Troy Aikman, Joey Galloway and Rocket Ismail all went down with injuries during his first season at the helm. The following year, the Cowboys took Quincy Carter in the second round, hoping he would be the next franchise quarterback. Reilly and Carter both struggled as the Cowboys finished 5-11. Reilly was dismissed after the season... Where he's at now/ Hasn't coached since 2002.

Bruce Coslet/ 2002/ Coslet's only year in the role was a disaster. The unit ranked near the bottom of the league in both points scored and total yards, an Emmitt Smith aw his streak of 1,000 yard seasons broken at eleven despite setting of the NFL's all-time rushing record. Carter also continued to struggle as did Chad Hutchinson, who also saw time as the starter. When Bill Parcells was hired as head coach, Coslet was not retained... Where he's at now/ Hasn't coach since his one-year stint with the Cowboys.

Maurice Carthon/ 2003-04/ Known as a 'Parcells Guy,' Carthon served as both the offensive coordinator and running backs coach and helped lead the Cowboys back to the playoffs in 2003. A year later, the Cowboys ranked 14th offensively in the NFL, including 15th passing and 20th rushing. Under his guidance, rookie running back Julius Jones rushed for 819 yards and Vinny Testaverde threw for 3,532 yards. Carthon left the Cowboys to take over as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns... Where he's at now/ Unemployed. Carthon was the assistant head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012.

Sean Payton, Tony Sparano, Todd Haley/ 2005-06/ None of these guys were officially Cowboys offensive coordinators. But it's safe to say they pretty much oversaw the unit. After serving as quarterbacks coach, Payton was promoted to passing game coordinator in 2005 and helped Drew Bledsoe pass for over 3,000 yards. Haley took over for Payton in 2006 and was instrumental in the development of Tony Romo. Sparano was the team's running game coordinator both years and the play-caller in 2006... Where they're at now/ Payton is the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. Sparano is the assistant head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Haley is the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive coordinator.

Jason Garrett/ 2007-11/ Garrett took over for Sparano as the team's play-caller in 2007 and guided the Cowboys to the second best offense in the NFL and an NFC East title. He was a head coaching candidate for several other teams but chose to remain with the Cowboys. Garrett was promoted to interim head coach in 2010 and was officially named head coach the following year.... Where he's at now/ Still head coach of the Cowboys.

Bill Callahan/ 2012-Present/ Callahan took over as the team's play-caller this past season and was expected to show more commitment to the run. Instead, the Cowboys continued to pass, pass and pass some more as the once again finished 8-8 and failed to reach the playoffs. The Cowboys ranked 15th in total offense and just 24th in rushing.

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