Cowboys ‘very pleased’ with Mike McCarthy’s coaching staff
The Dallas Cowboys have ushered in some significant changes to their coaching staff this offseason with the hiring of Mike McCarthy. Fortunately, it appears they are rather pleased with how the decision has panned out.
According to Jon Machota of the Athletic, Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones is happy with the coaching staff they have assembled:
“Very pleased with what he’s put together. It seems like we have a lot of experience. Overall, he’s real pleased with how it’s come together.”
The Cowboys brass had been seemingly hesitant to officially part ways with head coach Jason Garrett. Once they did, it took them no time to bring in some household names alongside McCarthy.
On the offensive side of the ball, McCarthy opted to keep offensive coordinator Kellen Moore around to call plays, which should help the offense keep the same sense of familiarity this offseason. The addition of offensive line coach Joe Philbin also gives them somebody who could potentially take on an expanded role on offense.
The Cowboys stuck to the script of bringing in proven candidates by hiring defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was also one of the more notable coaching hires thanks to the job he did with the Washington Redskins. Meanwhile, John Fassel established himself as one of the best special teams coordinators in the league following his tenure with the Los Angeles Rams.
Despite all the talent that Dallas has put together in recent years, the onus will fall on the coaching staff to ensure that they are able to mesh and finally meet their high expectations.