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.
Leon Lett is remaining as the Cowboys assistant defensive line coach, working with Jim Tomsula. He is the third holdover from Jason Garrett’s staff with Kellen Moore (offensive coordinator) and Doug Nussmeier (quarterbacks).— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) January 23, 2020
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.