Cowboys fire offensive line coach Paul Alexander

The Cowboys made some coaching changes during their bye week.

Dallas parted ways with offensive line coach Paul Alexander and promoted Marc Colombo to the role, the team announced Monday.

“While approaching the midpoint of the season, and going through an overall evaluation of our entire operation during the bye week, we felt that this move would serve the best interests of our team moving forward,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “We have great respect and admiration for Paul and what he has accomplished in a very successful career in the NFL.

“These are not easy decisions to make at any time of the year, but we will move ahead with the utmost confidence in what Marc Colombo and Hudson Houck will bring to our team in their new roles.”

Alexander was named the offensive line coach during the offseason after 24 years with the Bengals. 

Colombo has been the assistant offensive line coach since 2016 after a 10-year career as a player, including six years with the Cowboys organization. Dallas also brought former offensive line coach Hudson Houck on board as a senior assistant. He has previously had two stints as the Cowboys’ offensive line coach from 1993-2001 and again from 2008-11.

This is the first in-season move Garrett has made on his coaching staff since taking over in 2011.

The team will return to action Nov. 5 against the Titans.