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Examining the coaching hot seat as NFL enters the stretch run

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, front left, talks with quarterback Tony Romo (9) as backup quarterback Kyle Orton, left,
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, front left, talks with quarterback Tony Romo (9) as backup quarterback Kyle Orton, left, rear, and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, right rear, listen during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

In anticipation of firing-hiring season, here's our latest coaching hot seat update, with information gleaned on Monday from sources around the NFL regarding the vulnerability factor of the men in the headset crowd. Keep in mind, a month is forever in the NFL. If we did this list in early November, it would have been led by the likes of supposed dead-men-walking Greg Schiano of Tampa Bay and Joe Philbin of Miami, while the Jets' Rex Ryan looked like a likely survivor and an underdog Coach of the Year candidate.

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