Source: Bears to interview Joe DeCamillis

January, 1, 2013
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IRVING, Texas -- Chicago’s search for Lovie Smith’s replacement could take them to the Cowboys’ coaching staff.

A source also tells ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins that the Bears will interview Cowboys special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis on Saturday in Dallas.

Earlier, sources confirmed a Foxsports.com report that the Bears asked for permission to speak with DeCamillis.

According to reports, Chicago has expressed interest in Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Atlanta special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.

DeCamillis has been with the Cowboys since 2009 and has some history with Bears general manager Phil Emery, having worked together in Atlanta. The special teams units had good and bad moments in 2012 and were affected by the defensive injuries throughout the course of the season. The Cowboys allowed a block punt for a touchdown in Seattle and a kick return for a touchdown in Baltimore, but they also saw Dwayne Harris develop into a dangerous punt returner and Dan Bailey make 29 of 31 field-goal attempts.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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