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Report: Cowboys expected to name Doug Nussmeier as new tight ends coach

Jason Witten can’t coach himself.

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It’s been a few weeks since the Dallas Cowboys season officially ended, and in that timeframe we’ve seen a lot of changes.

The coaching shuffle has been ongoing as Dallas has lost, and gained, members of their coaching staff. Wednesday saw a bit of the latter variety as word surfaced who the Cowboys new tight ends coach is expected to be - Doug Nussmeier.

Doug Nussmeier has been working in the college game since his time with the St. Louis Rams ended in 2007. He’s bounced from Fresno State, to Washington, to Alabama, to Michigan, and to Florida, coordinating all of their offenses and manning their quarterbacks before serving as an offensive consultant for LSU most recently.

As Todd Archer notes, Nussmeier has a history with Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. The Dallas offense has been re-made under Scott’s vision, Doug serves as the latest example of that.

He was the quarterbacks coach for the St. Louis Rams for two seasons when offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was head coach. Like Linehan, he played collegiately at Idaho.

Nussmeier is the third tight ends coach the Cowboys have had in as many seasons. This isn’t necessarily an issue for a stalwart of Jason Witten’s quality, but it’s worrisome for younger players like Rico Gathers. Hopefully he can come in and develop the young talent in a way that Linehan wants.

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