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Dallas Coaching Staff: Who’s Coming and Who’s Going

During this offseason, there have been a lot of coaches leaving the Dallas Cowboys and many new faces joining the team. Here’s a recap of who’s going and who’s new to the staff.


Turner West (Defensive Assistant) – West was with the Cowboys for four years. He held a variety of duties during his time with the Cowboys. His most recent role was assistant to Matt Eberflus and the linebackers. He has taken a job at Austin Peay State University.

Steve Loney (Tight Ends) – Steve Loney was with the Cowboys for three seasons, his last season being the tight ends coach. He is retiring after coaching 15 years in the NFL.

Matt Eberflus (Passing Game Coordinator/Linebackers) –Eberflus has been the linebacker’s coach since 2011 and took on an additional title of passing game coordinator in 2016. He is leaving to the Indianapolis Colts to become the new defensive coordinator. Kris Richard will be taking his place on the Cowboys.

Rich Bisaccia (Asst. Head Coach/Special Teams)- Bisaccia was with the Cowboys for five seasons. He is going to the Oakland Raiders to be on John Gruden‘s staff as the assistant head coach and special teams coach.

Derek Dooley (Wide Receivers) – Dooley was with the Cowboys for five years. He has experience coaching collegiate football and is returning to the college ranks. He has taken a position as offensive coordinator at the University of Missouri.

Frank Pollack (Offensive Line)-  Pollack is taking the Offensive line coaching position for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was with the Cowboys for the last five years, three of which he was the full-time Offensive line coach.

Wade Wilson (QBs)- Wilson’s contract expired this year and won’t be returning for his 15th season.

Joe Baker (Secondary)- expiring contract and won’t return for the 2018 season. Baker joined the staff as an assistant in 2012 and was the secondary coach for the last two seasons.

New Coaches:

Kris Richard (Passing Game Coordinator/Secondary) – Richard is headed to Dallas to replace Matt Eberflus and Joe Baker. Prior to becoming an assistant coach with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, he was an NFL defensive back. The last three seasons with the team, he took on the role of defensive coordinator. 

Doug Nussmeier (Tight Ends) – Nussmeier is a former NFL quarterback and will be working along side Cowboys’ offensive coordinator, Scott Linehan, with whom he has ties to. He served as quarterback coach on the St. Louis Rams when Linehan was their head coach during the 2006-2007 season. Throughout 2008-17, Nussmeier was the offensive coordinator at five college programs, his most recent season coaching at Florida. 

Sanjay Lal (Wide Receivers) – Lal has 11 years of NFL coaching experience. He has been with four teams, most recently with the Colts this past season. He will be replacing Derek Dooley. 

Paul Alexander (Offensive Line) – Alexander was the O-line coach for the Bengals for the past 23 seasons. The past four years, he has helped to produce three Pro Bowlers on Cincinnati; Kevin Zeitler, Andrew Whitworth, and Willie Anderson. Let’s hope he can bring his knowledge and expertise to Dallas’ O-line. 

Kellen Moore (Possible for Quarterbacks Coach) – Moore has been on the roster as backup quarterback since 2015.  Jerry Jones has stated he is expected to join the staff. It’s predicted he will replace longtime quarterbacks coach, Wade Wilson. 

Staff writer covering the Dallas Cowboys | I grew up in Dallas and played HS and club soccer. I'm an avid sports fan and can remember going to Super Bowl parties with my parents in the 90s. That's when my love for the Cowboys began. I also happen to share a birthday with Mr. Aikman himself! I have my Master's in Nurse Anesthesia and work locally in the DFW area. I'm passionate about music, art, sports, traveling and my french bulldog, Zoey. I still play soccer and like to stay active.

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