The Jets and Falcons are two of five teams still looking for a head coach.
Bowles in still under contract with the Cardinals, having signed a contract extension in November through the 2017 season. The 51-year-old just completed his second season as the team's defensive coordinator and has also spent time on the staffs of the Dolphins, Cowboys, Browns, Jets and Packers.
Bowles played eight seasons in the NFL, mostly notably with the Washington Redskins, retiring after the 1993 season.
Over the first nine games of this season, the Cardinals defense was ranked No. 11 (No. 3 in rushing, No. 30 in passing), but finished No. 24 overall. Over the last six games, the defense gave up at least 390 yards four times. Arizona ranked fifth in scoring defense, allowing only 18.7 points a game.
- Scooby Axson