Last season was successful for the Cowboys in a number of ways, but as noted there is a loftier goal that everybody wants to see the franchise achieve. Obviously the organization itself wants to see that as well and they are making some changes that they believe will narrow the gap.
Following the playoff loss in the Divisional Round, a number of coaching changes about Mike McCarthy’s staff began to be reported. It appears that Mike McCarthy himself is safe, but in addition to several of his staffers not returning, his offensive and defensive coordinators are both a part of this year’s head coaching interview cycle.
In an effort to stay organized we have put together a tracker to keep you updated on everything you need to know about the staff.
Offensive Coordinator search
- The Cowboys are reportedly set to interview Carolina Panthers running backs coach Jeff Nixon for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn
- Dan Quinn has had head coaching interviews with the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, and Indianapolis Colts.
- Quinn had a second interview with the Cardinals and has one scheduled with the Colts plus he is believed to be a serious candidate for the Broncos.
- Dan Quinn is officially staying with the Cowboys!
Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore
- Kellen Moore has had a head coaching interview with the Carolina Panthers.
- He was named as someone to not rule out of the Panthers job.
- Kellen Moore is out as offensive coordinator, Mike McCarthy will call plays.
- The Buccaneers reportedly will have interest in Kellen as an offensive coordinator, and he is expected to speak with the Chargers.
Coaches not returning to the Dallas Cowboys
- Linebackers coach George Edwards and running backs coach Skip Peete were reported as staffers that would not return.
- It was reported by ESPN that defensive line coach Leon Lett and offensive line coach Joe Philbin would also not be back.
- Neither assistant head coach Rob Davis nor offensive assistant Kyle Valero will be back according to ESPN.
- Mike McCarthy and the Cowboys released a statement about the departure of these six staffers.
- It was noted within the news that Kellen Moore was out that Doug Nussmeier would likely not be back.
- ESPN confirmed that Doug Nussmeier will not be back in 2023.
Confirmation on coaches who are returning to the Dallas Cowboys
- Tight ends coach Lunda Wells implied in an Instagram post that he would be back with the team next season.
Potential replacements for the Cowboys coaching staff
- James Campen was named by ESPN as a name to watch along the offensive line. He has a history with Mike McCarthy dating back to Green Bay.
- ESPN reported that Mike Solari will become the next Cowboys offensive line coach and that he actually almost joined the team in the same role in 2018 before it went to Paul Alexander. Solari worked under Mike McCarthy for a season in Green Bay and most recently spent time with the Seattle Seahawks.
- ESPN reported that Vikings pass-game coordinator Brian Angelichio interviewed for the vacant offensive coordinator position.