Last Piece of the Puzzle?

The Dallas Cowboys have apparently found a new linebackers coach.

Reggie Herring, the current defensive coordinator at Texas A&M, was in Valley Ranch to interview for the linebackers coaching position Friday.

Herring spent last season as the defensive coordinator at Arkansas before former Razorbacks head coach Houston Nutt was fired and moved on to Mississippi.

Herring interviewed with Dallas head coach Wade Phillips and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart.

According to several published reports, Herring could be named to the Dallas Cowboys staff on Monday.

Herring spent the past three seasons as defensive coordinator of the Razorbacks.

In 2006, Herring's defense was among the league's best with junior defensive end Jamaal Anderson and senior linebacker Sam Olajubutu earning first-team All-Southeastern Conference accolades. The All-SEC second-team also produced a couple of Razorbacks in junior cornerback Chris Houston and sophomore defensive end Antwain Robinson.

For his efforts, Herring was named one of five finalists for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top assistant coach.

Before that he was the defensive coordinator at N.C. State in 2004.

From 2002-03 he was the linebackers coach of the Houston Texans. In 2003, Texans' linebacker Jamie Sharper led the NFL with 164 tackles.

He has also coached at Clemson, Auburn, TCU and Oklahoma State.

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