Jan 16, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy in the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the wild card game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Cowboys shaking up coaching staff ahead of next season
Coming into the offseason, we know the possibility of losing both offensive and defensive coordinators Kellen Moore and Dan Quinn is certainly realistic. With Quinn getting an interview by virtually every team with a head coaching vacancy and Moore being viewed as one of the top young offensive minds in the sport, the coaching staff is expectedly going to look different in Dallas next year. But just how different?
According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy will not be renewing the contracts of five assistant coaches on the staff for next season. Those five coaches include linebacker coach George Edwards, running back coach Skip Peete, offensive line coach Joe Philbin, assistant defensive line coach Leon Lett, and assistant head coach Rob Davis. Todd Archer of ESPN added that that offensive assistant Kyle Valero would also not be returning.
This comes as a bit of a surprise, given how experienced this coaching staff is. Joe Philbin, for example, is entering his 20th season coaching in the NFL, where he also has head coaching experience from when he led the Dolphins for four seasons.
This can be viewed as a sign of frustration by the Cowboys and specifically head coach Mike McCarthy. After ending their season at the hands of the 49ers for two straight seasons, it is clear there is a sense of urgency to make changes in the building.
All of the coaches let go were on expiring contracts.