Rob Davis, 51, is the former director of personnel for the Green Bay Packers along side Mike McCarthy. He served in that role from 2008-17.
Davis played college football at Shippensburg College in Pennsylvania.
Davis played 183 games in the NFL for five different franchises from 1993-2007 as a long snapper. His longest tenure being with the Packers (1997-07).
In Dallas, Davis will serve as the assistant head coach, although he has never been on an NFL coaching staff so this hire by McCarthy came as a surprise.
Davis has spent the past 3-4 years working for a private sector that focuses on leadership development.
When speaking with the media earlier this week, Davis said that he will contribute from an X’s and O’s perspective but that his priority will be developing relationships with the Cowboys players, making sure that the culture in the locker room is strong while also becoming an important piece to their lives.
Davis, in his own words on what his role will be: “Most of my post-playing career has been in the life-coaching space, trying to develop high-performing teams, develop young men into better men and better players.”
It’s unknown whether Randall Cobb will be back with the Cowboys in 2020, but as Davis spoke with the media, Cobb offered his two cents about Davis saying “that man is a legend.”
Davis mentioned that he will do whatever he can to help the coaching staff as well but made it very clear that is not his main focus.
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