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Report: The Cowboys have a new assistant special teams coach

Keith O’Quinn has an assistant now.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

There was a ripple effect on the Dallas Cowboys when Jon Gruden became the newest head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Chucky poached Rich Bisaccia away from Dallas, leaving the special teams coordinator chair empty and looking for someone to fill it.

Amidst all of their changes to their coaching staff this offseason, the Cowboys promoted Keith O’Quinn to the ST chair, and on Wednesday it looks like they gave him one next to it.

Per Todd Archer, the Cowboys are naming Doug Colman as their assistant special teams coach. Colman comes to Dallas by way of the Houston Texans where he’d been assisting with both the special teams and linebackers before being fired.

Typically special teams fly under the radar with most people, but Doug Colman has been around that side of the ball for a long time. He was on the field for one of the most incredible special teams plays in NFL history as a member of the Tennessee Titans during the Music City Miracle. He’s #59.

Hopefully Doug Colman can channel some of that success along with Keith O’Quinn using a Dallas Cowboys unit that’s had some solid special teams over the last few seasons. Maybe the two of them will form an impressive trio with return man Ryan Switzer on future miracle plays.

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