Frank Pollack key figure in Callahan decision

IRVING, Texas – The decision to make Bill Callahan the Cowboys’ playcaller in 2013 was solidified when Frank Pollack was added to the staff as an assistant offensive line coach.

Pollack played for Callahan at Northern Arizona, so he knows what Callahan wants in an offensive lineman. Pollack was an assistant line coach in Houston from 2007-11 and the Cowboys are using more zone blocking schemes. Pollack was a full-time offensive line coach last year in Oakland, so he can handle a room.

“There was a comfort level there, so now Bill gets out of that room and can feel confident in the guy running that room,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “When we put the staff together we had it all in mind and we just wanted to make sure all the pieces were in place before we did that.”

With Callahan expected to be in the coaches’ booth during games, Pollack will be handling the in-game adjustments from the sideline.