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Report: Doug Nussmeier expected to be Cowboys’ new QBs coach

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With the hire of former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff can expect major shake-ups. Tight ends coach Doug Nussmeier is expected to be named Dallas’ new quarterbacks coach under McCarthy, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.

Nussmeier, 49, has spent the past two seasons with the Cowboys as tight ends coach. Previously, the Pacific Northwest product, who was selected in the fourth round of the 1994 draft and played for seven seasons professionally at quarterback in the NFL and CFL, worked in the college ranks at different, high-esteemed institutions including Florida, Michigan, Alabama, and Washington. He was also the then–St. Louis Rams quarterbacks coach in 2006-07.

The 56-year-old McCarthy enters the fold in Dallas as a Super Bowl champion coach with the Packers after spending thirteen seasons in charge of Green Bay. McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers won Super Bowl XLV, and the Cowboys are hoping the former Packers coach can work his magic with young gunslinger Dak Prescott, entering his fifth season in the NFL in 2020.

The Cowboys also hired Texas A&M cornerbacks coach Maurice Linguist on Sunday to help out in the secondary. Linguist spent two seasons at College Station, Texas.

Despite the rumblings that the McCarthy hire is a ploy to boost Prescott’s standing in the league, the new head coach of the Cowboys also promised to feed All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott.

“I think first off with Zeke, he’s going to get the football,” McCarthy told reporters last week.

McCarthy will certainly have a difficult job balancing the offensive weapons for Dallas in the near future and has a familiar face staying around, however, in Doug Nussmeier moving to quarterbacks coach.