There has been plenty of rumor lately that the Dallas Cowboys were eyeing former Giants tight end coach Mike Pope. According to Mike Garafolo, it's going to happen.
Cowboys will add former Giants TE coach Mike Pope to Jason Garrett's staff. Replaces Wes Phillips, who went to Washington.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 22, 2014
Pope has a great reputation as a tight ends coach and will replace Wes Phillips who moved on to the Redskins. Here's what Big Blue View says about Pope:
Pope has long been considered one of the best tight end coaches in football. He has been an NFL coach for 31 years, 23 of those during two stints with the Giants. He was part of the coaching staff during all five Super Bowl appearances by the Giants, and also coached in one Super Bowl with the New England Patriots.
Pope had more than his fair share of success. He helped turn Mark Bavaro into an All-Pro. He molded Zeke Mowatt and Howard Cross into solid players. He squeezed every last drop of talent out of Kevin Boss and Jake Ballard. He maximized the natural abilities of Jeremy Shockey and Martellus Bennett.
If you want to learn a lot more about Pope, you should really read the entire article. There is a ton of information in it including quotes from past players and Bill Parcells.
The Cowboys are also hiring Carlos Polk as an assistant for special teams.
Polk spent last season as an intern for the Cowboys. He was an assistant special teams coach for San Diego from 2010 to 2012. Polk said Monday he'll have the same title with the Cowboys.
In 2011 and 2012 in San Diego, Polk worked under special teams coorindator [sic] Rich Bisaccia, who just finished his first season as the Cowboys' special teams coordinator.
Polk replaces Chris Boniol, who said earlier this month he and the Cowboys mutually agreed to part ways after his one-year contract had ended. Boniol is in Mobile, Ala., this week at Senior Bowl practices in search of a new gig.
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