Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE
The rumors have been swirling around Joe DeCamillis and his likely departure from the Cowboys. It looks like it's happened.
By all accounts, at least from sources, Joe DeCamillis will be leaving his position as special teams coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. The Chicago Bears, who just hired Marc Trestman as head coach, are set to give DeCamillis rein over the special teams and act as an assistant head coach.
Joe DeCamillis, who at one point was a candidate for the head coaching position, has been hired by Trestman as assistant head coach/ special teams coach. DeCamillis has spent the better part of the last three decades in the league, most recently serving as the Dallas Cowboys special teams coach since 2009.
As we've documented, DeCamillis has had mixed success with the Cowboys special teams. They haven't been overly-special during his time, but finding and coaching up Dan Bailey and the recent emergence of Dwayne Harris as a punt returner have been positives. This isn't the first time a team has tried to lure DeCamillis away.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen had hoped to hire DeCamillis last year, but the Dallas Cowboys did not allow the move to happen. DeCamillis has been the Cowboys' special teams coach since 2009 when he joined Wade Phillips' staff. Finding a new special teams coordinator will be added to the vacancies on Jason Garrett's staff. They need a running backs coach and could be filling multiple spots on the defensive and offensive sides of the ball but no official moves have been announced.
This year, change has come to Valley Ranch and the Cowboys didn't stand in the way of his departure. Now, Jason Garrett and company have to find a new special teams coach. Tom noted in this article that Joe D. was probably the next coach to go, can John Garrett be far behind?