The Oakland Raiders have requested permission to speak with Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator and former Vikings offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, according to an ESPN report.

Linehan, 51, posted an 11-25 record as the St. Louis Rams coach from 2006-08. He was fired four games into his third season, just as Dennis Allen did with the Raiders this season.

Linehan is in his first season with the Cowboys, and he has received a lot of credit for turning the offense into one of the league's most explosive units.

The Raiders already have interviewed Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano, Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, 49ers tight ends coach Eric Mangini, Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio also are being targeted by the Raiders.

Jets pursue candidates

The Jets interviewed Eagles director of pro personnel Rick Mueller for their GM opening Sunday and are expected to interview Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan on Monday.

Browns personnel executive Bill Kuharich has already been interviewed.

They also scheduled interviews with Bowles and San Diego offensive coordinator Frank Reich for their head coaching vacancy.


•Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga hurt a hamstring vs. the Colts and didn't return.

•Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (illness) didn't play in the second half of Sunday's win over Detroit.