It’s been a few days since the season ended for the Dallas Cowboys, and since the show must go on, they are beginning to make a few changes to their coaching staff.
Dallas started things off by retaining offensive line coach Marc Colombo. This is a move that many are in favor of and one that will hopefully help the unit up front return to the glory we got accustomed to a few seasons ago.
Unfortunately, change isn’t always of the good kind and some people are on the wrong side of the spectrum. The Cowboys have started to move on from some folks and are letting go of assistant special teams coach Doug Colman.
Small change on the #Cowboys coaching staff, as assistant special teams coach Doug Colman is out, source said. The only known change at this point.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 17, 2019
Special teams need to drastically be improved
The Cowboys were quite porous on special teams this season, Colman’s first with the team (you can read the coaching spotlight we did back on him in July right here). Colman helped oversee one of the bolder decisions the Cowboys have made on special teams in some time when they released kicker Dan Bailey in 53-man roster cut downs.
What really regressed for the Cowboys this season was how they handled punt and kick returns and coverages. One of the better decisions made by the Rams in the playoff game was to keep kickoffs shallow, forcing Dallas to return them. They were unprepared and unable to make an impact.
Dallas tried to replace Rich Bisaccia’s impact (who left to re-join Jon Gruden with the Oakland Raiders a year ago) and obviously fell short. Hopefully, their endeavor to do it again this offseason will have better results.