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Raiders request interview with Scott Linehan for head coach position

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders are scouring the league to find what appears to be every former head coach currently on an NFL staff. The latest request for an interview is that of Dallas Cowboys passing game coordinator, Scott Linehan. This according to sources close to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

It has been a few years since Linehan had his one and only shot at a head coaching job in the NFL. He was hired as the head coach of the Rams in 2006 and lasted until four games into the 2008 season. That's exactly the same amount of time Dennis Allen got in Oakland. He too went 0-4 in his final season before getting the boot and his 11-25 record as a head coach is only slightly better than Allen's (8-28).

Linehan came to the Rams after a four years as an offensive coordinator with the Vikings (2002-04) and Dolphins (2005). After being fired by the Rams, he became the offensive coordinator for the Lions for five seasons before joining the Cowboys last season.

Under his direction, the Cowboys had one of their best years offensively, ranked 5th in points, and 7th in yards. Tony Romo had his best season with 34 touchdown passes to 9 interceptions for a career best 113.2 passer rating.