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    The Dallas Cowboys are prepared to hire former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley as their new wide receivers coach, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Dooley was fired in November after posting a disappointing 15-21 record in his three-year tenure with the Vols. His three straight losing seasons were the longest such stretch of futility for the storied program


    Dooley will take over in Dallas for Jimmy Robinson, who was not seen with the rest of the Cowboys staff this week while it evaluated players at the Senior Bowl.

    Robinson has been Dallas' assistant head coach/wide receivers since 2011, joining the team from Green Bay after the Packers won Super Bowl XLV.

    Robinson has helped develop Dez Bryant, now the Cowboys' top receiver. A source told ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer that Robinson could move into a consultant role with the team after a 23-year run as an assistant coach with six teams.

    Dooley was Miami's tight ends coach when Dallas head coach Jason Garrett coached the Dolphins' quarterbacks under head coach Nick Saban in 2005-06.

    The Cowboys' receiving corps, lead by wide receivers Bryant and Miles Austin, and tight end Jason Witten, finished the season third in the NFL in yards (4,992) and yards per game (312.0) behind the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions.
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    The Cowboys officially announced the hire of Rich Bisaccia on Wednesday as their new special teams coordinator.

    The Cowboys interviewed Bisaccia, former Buffalo special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven and former Tennessee special teams coordiantor Alan Lowry for the job vacated by the departure of Joe DeCamillis to Chicago.

    The Cowboys were able to land Bisaccia once they worked around his buyout written into his contract with Auburn, where he was hired Jan. 3 to be an assistant head coach in charge of running backs and special teams.

    “Rich has been among the top special teams coordinators in the NFL for the last decade,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said in a statement. “He combines a tremendous amount of expertise to go along with outstanding teaching ability. His enthusiasm and passion for the game are infectious, and his units play with a relentless spirit that we believe is so important. I have had a chance to be around him and see firsthand how significant his impact can be in such a critical part of the game. We’re fortunate to be able to add him to our staff.”

    Here’s the Cowboys’ official release on the hiring of Bisaccia:

    The Dallas Cowboys announced Rich Bisaccia as the club’s special teams coordinator today. Bisaccia comes to Dallas with 30 years of coaching experience, including 11 in the NFL as the head of special teams units.
    Prior to arriving in Dallas, Bisaccia spent two seasons in San Diego with the Chargers. He was the club’s special teams coach in 2011 before adding assistant head coach duties for the 2012 season.

    From 2002-10 Bisaccia coached in Tampa Bay, orignally working with the special teams (2002-07), then adding the responsibilities of associate head coach and running backs (2008), before spending two of his last three seasons (2009-10) as the club’s associate head coach/special teams coach. In addition to being a part of the Bucs Super Bowl XXXVII Championship team in his first season as an NFL coach, Bisaccia’s charges earned three Pro Bowl selections, 13 NFC Player of the Week awards and four NFC Player of the Month awards through his tenure. Additionally, his units scored four touchdowns on kickoff returns, four on punt returns and blocked 18 kicks – 10 field goal attempts, five punts and three PAT tries. In 2009 the Buccaneers led the NFL with six blocked kicks while also leading the league in kickoff return average (26.3 yards-per-return) and ranked second in kickoff coverage, yielding just 19.1 yards-per-return.

    Before hitting the pro ranks, Bisaccia spent 19 seasons coaching in the college ranks. His most recent collegiate coaching stop was from 2000-01 when he was the assistant head coach/running backs/special teams at Mississippi. He was the school’s running backs coach in his first season (1999). Bisaccia came to Mississippi after a five-year stint at Clemson as the school’s running backs and special teams coach (1994-98). He coached the same units for two seasons at South Carolina (1992-93) after originally coming to the school as a graduate assistant in 1988, coaching tight ends and wide receivers. After one season in the graduate assistant role, he was a volunteer assistant for the school for three seasons, first working with defensive ends and special teams (1989-90) followed by tight ends and special teams (1991). Bisaccia made his coaching debut in 1983 as the defensive backs/special teams coach at Wayne State then coached the school’s quarterbacks and receivers from 1984-87.

    Bisaccia played defensive back at Yankton College in South Dakota and is a native of Yonkers, NY. He and his wife, Jeanne, have three daughters and a son.

    Yankton College is in my back yard, too bad its not open no more and its a prison now
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    Quote Originally Posted by skostal View Post

    Bisaccia played defensive back at Yankton College in South Dakota and is a native of Yonkers, NY. He and his wife, Jeanne, have three daughters and a son.

    Yankton College is in my back yard, too bad its not open no more and its a prison now
    That's interesting. Yonkers is also in my backyard and regarded now as a prison as well.

    I'm kind of psyched about Bisaccia. I think the lack of any surprise or creative plays on special teams does nothing for a team that desperately needs every advantage it can find (in lieu of a HC who only has one gear, one play, and one method of game decisions).
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    Derek Dooley has been officially hired as the Cowboys wide receivers coach, the team announced Monday.

    Dooley, 44, was fired as the Tennessee Volunteers head coach last November after guiding them to a 15-21 record in three seasons. He will replace Jimmy Robinson, 60, who will remain with the club as a senior coaching consultant after supervising the receivers the last two seasons.

    Robinson, who wasn’t with the rest of the Cowboys coaching staff last month at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., helped develop Dez Bryant, the third-year veteran wideout. Bryant had a breakout season in 2012 while collecting 92 catches, 1,382 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.

    Dooley, who is scheduled to provide analysis of National Signing Day for ESPNU on Wednesday, has strong ties to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. He and Garrett worked as assistants on Nick Saban’s Miami Dolphins staff during the 2005 and 2006 seasons, when Dooley oversaw the tight ends and Garrett the quarterbacks. Dooley also has connections to the North Texas area.

    From 1997-1999 he worked at SMU, where he was the Mustangs’ wide receivers coach. His wife, Dr. Allison Jeffers Dooley, is from Fort Worth.

    Dooley is the youngest son of former Georgia coach Vince Dooley, who is in the College Football Hall of Fame.

    To complete Garrett’s staff, the Cowboys still need to add running backs and tight ends coaches.
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    he Dallas Cowboys will hire Gary Brown as their running backs coach, according to a source.

    Brown replaces Skip Peete, who was released with a year remaining on his contract.

    Brown joins the Cowboys after spending four seasons with the Cleveland Browns. In 2010, Brown coached Peyton Hillis, who became just the third running back in Browns history to rush for 11 or more touchdowns in a season.

    Brown's hiring most likely completes Dallas' offensive coaching staff.
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    Too many changes.
    OL and DL need overhaul. Most of coaching staff turned over. Change from 3-4 to 4-3...
    Looks like a team in rebuild mode to me.
    I see another 8-8 coming.

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    IRVING — The Dallas Cowboys have hired former Florida State linebacker Kendall Smith to be their new assistant strength and conditioning coach under Mike Woicik.

    Smith, 25, has spent the last two years working with Tom Shaw in Orlando, Fla., at the World Wide Sports Center, training players for the NFL Combine. Smith played at Florida State from 2007 to 2010.

    Smith replaces Walt Williams, who the Cowboys parted ways with after the end of the season.
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