Jerry Jones: Jon Kitna On Board, Likes 'In-House' Candidates For Cowboys OC

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By 105.3 The Fan

MOBILE, ALABAMA (105.3 The Fan) - After a couple days were filled with rumors about who the Cowboys would pick as their next offensive coordinator, owner Jerry Jones provided some clarity on the situation Tuesday.

Jones said at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, that former quarterback Jon Kitna has committed to joining the coaching staff, however, his role has yet to be determined, David Helman of dallascowboys.com reports. 

Jerry Jones confirms that the Cowboys have secured a commitment from Jon Kitna to come on board, but it doesn’t sound like the Cowboys have defined that role 100% #cowboyswire

— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 22, 2019

Jones also said no decisions have been made regarding the open offensive coordinator position as they are in the "throes of evaluation."

Jerry Jones, speaking at the Senior Bowl: no decisions coming imminently regarding offensive coordinator. Jerry says the Cowboys are in the “throws of evaluation.” #cowboyswire

— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 22, 2019

When asked about the potential of a coach being hired outside the organization to fill the OC vacancy, Jones said, "I like the guys we've got in house."

Jerry adds that it’s plausible that change comes from within. But again, “we’re in no hurry.” #cowboyswire

— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 22, 2019

Asked specifically about outside candidates for offensive coordinator, Jerry Jones says: “I like the guys we’ve got in house.” #cowboyswire

— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 22, 2019

On Sunday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Cowboys would bring on Kitna as quarterback's coach and would possibly promote current QB coach Kellen Moore to offensive coordinator.