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Report: Cowboys linebackers coach George Edwards and running backs coach Skip Peete not returning

The Cowboys are making some changes to Mike McCarthy’s coaching staff.

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It has not even been a full week since the season ended for the Dallas Cowboys but we are already seeing changes. While many thought before the season began that Mike McCarthy needed to advance past the Divisional Round to return, his position seems safe. The fates of defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore remain to be seen given that they have both had interviews to be head coaches this cycle.

If and when one, or both, of Quinn and Moore leave the Cowboys, it is possible that they take some current staffers with them. The Cowboys have already begun to make changes to Mike McCarthy’s staff with one change on each side of the ball being reported on Wednesday evening. Linebackers coach George Edwards and running backs coach Skip Peete will not be back, according to NFL Network.

As noted by Mike Garafolo, both Edwards and Peete were on expiring contracts with the Cowboys. The team has nine coaches besides McCarthy, Quinn, and Moore locked under contract for next season. You can see the list of coaches here.

Time will tell whether or not the Cowboys have to fill a void left by Quinn and/or Moore, plus whatever assistants they may hypothetically take with them. For now we know of at least two positions that Mike McCarthy will need to fill for 2023.

Update: 9:50pm ET

ESPN corroborated this report late Wednesday night and added a few more names.

Todd Archer notes that the coaches not expected to return (George Edwards, Skip Peete, Leon Lett, and Joe Philbin) were all on expiring deals. So for what it’s worth there are still no reported dismissals among the Cowboys staff, just non-renewals.

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