Dallas Cowboys senior defensive assistant coach George Edwards is rumored to be a leading candidate for the vacant head coaching position at Duke University. The speculation made it all the way to the Cowboys front office. Now, Cowboys officials have confirmed that they are preparing for possible changes.

Cowboys V.P. Stephen Jones confirmed that he’s heard the rumors. He offered support for Edwards as a candidate for the Duke job. The rumors were originally reported by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Jones says George Edwards would make a great leader for the Blue Devils during an interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

“Jerry and I, very aware of that. …He certainly deserves the consideration.”

Duke fired former head football coach David Cutcliffe in late November. The Blue Devils finished winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time since 2007. They ended the season on an eight-game losing streak.

Cutcliffe had brought the program to some reasonable level of stability and success during his tenure. After only eight wins in the previous five years, his 14-year tenure saw the Blue Devils win the ACC Coastal Division in 2013. They won bowl games in 2017 and 2018.

Unfortunately, his success was not sustainable at the traditional basketball powerhouse. Now, Duke is looking for a proven winner who can get the program back on track. Where better to start the search than America’s Team?

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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