Dallas Cowboys news travels fast, especially when they’re cleaning the house.
They’ve gone straight to the chopping block this offseason which has left fans in a frenzy. In Jerry Jones‘s reign, someone tends to get the boot following a playoff loss. Last season’s notable scapegoat was Amari Cooper.
At the conclusion of the season, the coaches were the immediate victims of the blame game. This obviously wasn’t outright spoken, but heavily implied.
These coaches all held value
The organization’s first four moves were motionless. Immediately following the playoff loss, four assistant coaches’ contracts were decidedly not renewed. These coaches all held important roles within the organization and shouldn’t be overlooked.
Multiple sources say the Cowboys will not bring back senior defensive assistant George Edwards, assistant DL coach Leon Lett, RBs coach Skip Peete and OL coach Joe Philbin to the 2023 coaching staff. They were among the number of coaches with expiring contracts.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) January 26, 2023
Senior Defensive Assistant George Edwards was a part of Mike McCarthy’s crew since he was hired in 2020. He was an integral part of Micah Parsons development leading to his Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
One of the top lines in the league
Joe Philbin served as the Offensive Line Coach and was also a member of McCarthy’s original 2020 crew. Philbin kept them ranking as one of the top lines in the league, even throughout injuries to future Hall of Famers.
More coaches who also will not be returning to Dallas; DL coach Leon Lett and OL coach Joe Philbin. They were among the number of coaches with expiring contracts. ✭ #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/tUtpwlM7yN
— Dallas Cowboys Network (@TheCowboysNet) January 26, 2023
Skip Peete was the 2022 fumble-free running back coach. Fumbling was an affliction the team had suffered in recent seasons which it seemed to finally overcome. Peete also coached consecutive running backs to 1,000-yard seasons.
Leon Lett was the Assistant Defensive Line coach who played for and was brought up through the organization in terms of coaching.
None of them will be on the roster for 2023.
League’s most dynamic offenses
In one of the most talked about moves so far in the offseason, Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore was recently given the opportunity to explore other options in a mutual departure of ways. He landed the job as the OC for the Chargers, where he’ll scribble X’s and O’s for one of the league’s most dynamic offenses.
The Cowboys sixth decision again involved nothing at all. They let Doug Nussmeier’s contract expire. He was the all-important Quarterbacks Coach for the team. At one point he was in the conversation for offensive coordinator.
Quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier will also not return to the Cowboys. He was out of contract and has had a few teams reach out to him, including at least one for a coordinator job, per source.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) January 30, 2023
In the seventh and certainly not final decision, McCarthy will be taking over as the Cowboys offensive play caller for the 2023 season. He was the play caller for Green Bay and perhaps is finally getting his wish.
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