Sunday morning brought the news that the Dallas Cowboys were reportedly pulling landing their secondary coach from Texas A&M. The is more news on the Cowboys coachign staff this Sunday. Much has been made about who the quarterbacks coach of the team will be with Jon Kitna seemingly out of a job on the staff. That answer is crystallizing for us as ESPN’s Todd Archer reported that it will be Doug Nussmeier.
Doug Nussmeier is expected to be named quarterbacks coach on Mike McCarthy’s staff after serving as the tight ends coach in 2018-19 under Jason Garrett, according to sources. He will replace Jon Kitna, who helped oversee Dak Prescott’s career highs in passing yards and touchdowns last season. Nussmeier played quarterback in the NFL and had been offensive coordinator at Alabama, Michigan and Florida before joining the Cowboys. Nussmeier will be Prescott’s fourth quarterback coach in five seasons.
Nussmeier has been the Cowboys tight ends coach so he’s just going to be switching groups. If you’re a bit perplexed as to why the Cowboys would make such a decision, consider that Nussmeier has a long history with the quarterback position.
It’s also worth remembering that Nussmeier was Amari Cooper’s offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama. Having him around for the sake of the team’s top wide receiver certainly doesn’t hurt, but the priority is obviously work with Dak Prescott.
What is not ideal is the number of quarterback coaches that Prescott has worked with to this point in his career, but with a new head coach just established it does feel safe to say that there will be some stability moving forward. Hopefully that is the case and Nussmeier continues to elevate Dak Prescott’s game.
It should also be pointed out that with Nussmeier switching jobs that the Cowboys are now in need of a tight ends coach. Many have thought and/or assumed that this could be the next eventual step for Jason Witten. Could that happen in 2020? It’s all up to Mike McCarthy.