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Report: Leon Lett to remain on Dallas Cowboys staff as assistant defensive line coach

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Another holdover coach staying with Cowboys.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

We are getting very close to the Dallas Cowboys completely finalizing their coaching staff, but there are still a few things left to fully settle on. One of those items has apparently been checked off as it was reported on Thursday morning that another person will transition from the Jason Garrett era to the Mike McCarthy era. Defensive line coach Leon Lett will remain on staff per ESPN’s Todd Archer and will work as an assistant next to Jim Tomsula.

Mike McCarthy was rightfully going to get a lot of his own guys in and he has done that; however, it didn’t necessarily make sense to smash a reset button for the sake of doing it, so it’s nice to see McCarthy keeping coaches that he thinks can be valuable.

The Cowboys defensive line regressed in terms of completely taking over games, but they did get some incredible production at different times from the likes of Robert Quinn, Michael Bennett, and yes, DeMarcus Lawrence. Hopefully they’re able to do it again, plus more, in 2020.