Reggie Herring will interview with Texans

IRVING, Texas -- Reggie Herring will interview with Houston after all, according to two sources.

The Cowboys initially denied permission to the Texans when they made the request but the meeting is expected to take place Tuesday. If Herring accepts a job with Houston he would be reunited with ex-Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, who was named the Texans coordinator earlier this month. It would also be his second tour with Houston. He was the Texans' linebackers coach from 2002-03 under Dom Capers.

The newly-granted permission for Herring to interview could also mean Rob Ryan, who will be the new defensive coordinator, according to a source, has a linebacker coach candidate in mind. The Cowboys also need a defensive line coach with Paul Pasqualoni leaving last week to become the head coach at the University of Connecticut.

Herring joined the Cowboys in 2008 after spending three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Arkansas. He had agreed to become Texas A&M’s coordinator before joining the Cowboys.