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Cowboys To Interview Sherman Lewis

January 29, 1998

IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Green Bay offensive coordinator Sherman Lewis feels like he has reached the semifinals in the search for a new Dallas Cowboys coach.

Lewis said Dallas owner Jerry Jones contacted him Wednesday, and he expected to be in Dallas today for an interview for the Cowboys’ vacant head coaching job. The pair also talked Monday in San Diego after the Super Bowl.

Lewis, 55, has spoken with the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons in the last few years, but he did not classify those as legitimate job interviews compared with his discussions with Jones.

``I was hoping that I could get to the next stage,″ Lewis told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. ``This is like getting to the semis.″

Lewis is at least the third candidate Jones interviewed to replace Barry Switzer, whose resigned Jan. 9.

Jones declined to say if there are additional candidates for the job. He also declined to say if he plans to ask the Denver Broncos for permission to talk to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.

It is known the Cowboys owner met, in addition to Lewis, with former San Francisco 49ers coach George Seifert and former UCLA coach Terry Donahue.

Jones said Wednesday he planned to speak to Seifert and Donahue again.

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