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Cowboys Hire Cleveland's Matt Eberflus as Linebacker Coach

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Rob Ryan is already putting his stamp on the Cowboys defense by hiring one of his former position coaches in Cleveland as the Cowboys Linebacker Coach. Here's what Rob Ryan said about Eberflus:

(In a press conference in September last year, on how he sees the linebacker rotation changing from week to week) -- “I think it goes to Matt Eberflus, who’s, I think, the top linebacker coach in football. He’s doing a great juggling act with all these guys. A lot of them have unique abilities, but one thing that looks pretty consistent with all of them is their versatility.

(In a press conference in December On Chris Gocong’s play) -- “I think that Gocong is a (heck) of a player. Matt Eberflus, you know I brag about my Matt Eberflus, but that guy is a phenomenal coach."

Matt Eberflus coached the Cleveland linebackers from 2009-10 under Rob Ryan. He joined the Browns after spending eight years on the staff at the University of Missouri, including the last three as the Tigers’ defensive coordinator/associate head coach/safeties.

Coaching Background:
1992 University of Toledo, graduate assistant
1994-95 University of Toledo, outside safeties coach and recruiting coordinator
1996-98 University of Toledo, outside safeties coach
1999-00 University of Toledo, defensive backs coach
2001-08 University of Missouri, Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach
2009-10 Cleveland Browns, Linebackers Coach

Eberflus replaces Reggie Herring who recently signed a contract with the Texans. With the move, the Cowboys still have at least three positions to fill: wide receivers coach, assistant offensive line coach and defensive line coach are all open positions, and from the mothership comes this ominous piece of information:

"... and [the Cowboys] must decide whether to retain secondary coach Dave Campo."