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Bears to interview Cowboys senior assistant defensive coach George Edwards for defensive coordinator

The Cowboys shuffle on their defensive coaching staff carries on.

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Once the Cowboys season ended, the coaching carousel on defense began. Mike McCarthy, with some heavy input from the Jones family, parted ways with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula followed.

Dan Quinn was brought in to be the defensive coordinator and Joe Whitt Jr., who has past experience with both McCarthy and Quinn, assumed the role of secondary coach/passing game coordinator.

During the time the Cowboys were looking for a new defensive coordinator, they interviewed their own coach, George Edwards, who had served as a senior assistant on defense last year after being the defensive coordinator under Mike Zimmer in Minnesota for six years. Even though he did not get the coordinator job, the Cowboys had hoped to retain him on staff. He may get an opportunity elsewhere.

The Chicago Bears have requested permission to speak with Cowboys senior defensive assistant George Edwards regarding their defensive coordinator opening, according to a source. Because it is for a coordinator’s job, the Cowboys cannot block the request, but the organization wants to keep Edwards, who spoke with Mike McCarthy about the Cowboys’ coordinator job before it went to Dan Quinn. Edwards was Minnesota’s defensive coordinator from 2014-19.

At this time, there has been no report on the Cowboys hiring a new defensive line coach although there have been a couple of interviews.

And for those wondering, there have been no reports about the Kellen Moore interview happening with the Eagles yet. He is on a long list of names in contention for that job that includes Josh McDaniels, Eric Bienemy, and Todd Bowles, among others.