Bears defensive coordinator Rivera latest Dallas Cowboys candidate

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 6:16 am
By: News On 6

IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Waiting two hours on a Chicago runway, Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera wondered if icy weather really was delaying his flight to a job interview in Dallas.

Rivera finally arrived at Cowboys headquarters yesterday afternoon.

He spoke with reporters before meeting with team owner Jerry Jones to discuss the head coaching vacancy created when Bill Parcells retired.

Jones decided to hold the job open through Super Bowl week, when Rivera was off-limits because he was getting Chicago ready for Sunday's game. Indianapolis won.

Rivera was the ninth person Jones interviewed. Indianapolis quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell today will become number ten.

Rivera played nine seasons in the NFL and has been a coach for ten, the last three as defensive coordinator of the Bears.