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Cowboys add Adam Kleffner as assistant offensive line coach, will help Marc Colombo

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The Cowboys have finalized their coaching staff with a new offensive assistant.

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday the Dallas Cowboys finalized their coaching staff by hiring Adam Kleffner as an assistant offensive line coach, according to a report from Todd Archer.

Kleffner played along the offensive line at Portland State from 2008 to 2011 and coached there from 2012 to 2017, spending time as a quality control coach, graduate assistant, and finally as the offensive line coach in 2017. He then spent 2018 as a quality control coach for the Missouri Tigers, where he focused on the offensive line. Archer notes that Tigers offensive coordinator Derek Dooley, who was with the Cowboys last year, gave Kleffner a good recommendation, as did the Tigers’ offensive line coach, Brad Davis.

Kleffner will directly work with Marc Colombo, who became the offensive line coach midway through the 2018 season after Paul Alexander was fired during the Cowboys’ bye week. The 2019 season will be Colombo’s first full season as an offensive line coach.

Archer also reported that the Cowboys are officially retaining three assistants. Steve Brown, an offensive assistant who focuses on the running backs, former Cowboys center Andre Gurode as a defensive ends assistant, and former Cowboys running back Philip Tanner as a special teams assistant.