Cowboys' Joe DeCamillis to interview with Bears

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The Chicago Bears are set to interview Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis for their vacant head coach position.

The Chicago Bears requested permission to interview Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis for their vacant head coach position, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, via Twitter. The Bears fired long-time head coach Lovie Smith on Monday, after the team finished the season on a 3-5 run to miss the playoffs at 10-6.

DeCamillis has been regarded as a future head coach at the college or NFL for several years now. He has 24 years of coaching experience in the NFL, starting in 1988 when he was a special teams coach for the Denver Broncos. He's also coached for the New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars.

If you haven't heard his name in regards to his coaching prowess, DeCamillis might be known to you due to the incident on May 2, 2009, when the Cowboys' practice facility collapsed during a wind storm. DeCamillis was one of the coaches injured, as he suffered a fractured cervical vertebrae. Despite the injury, he continued to coach on the sidelines in a neck brace.

Chicago has also been linked to Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, but those are the only solid links at this point. As DeCamillis would be receiving a promotion, the Cowboys cannot strictly deny him permission to interview.

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