The Dallas Cowboys had to make changes in their coaching staff from the past season.
2017 didn’t go as planned, and a lot of that had to do with the coaching staff in Dallas!
Jerry Jones wasn’t going to make a move at head coach with Jason Garrett and seemed to like what he had in his coordinators this past year. However, something had to be done with this coaching staff. It appears that the coaching staff is nearly complete with newest signing by the Cowboys.
The Cowboys have added to their defensive staff (via David Moore).
“Cowboys have added Ken Amato as a defensive staff assistant. He replaces Turner West, who left to take a job at Austin Peay.”
Amato has NFL ties as a player. He was a long snapper with the Tennessee Titans during the 2003-2011 seasons. He also worked with the Cowboys last season through the NFL’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship (via Star-Telegram).
Cowboys have added Ken Amato as a defensive staff assistant. He replaces Turner West, who left to take a job at Austin Peay.
— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) February 21, 2018
Amato is the newest coach to sign with the Cowboys this off-season. He joins Kellen Moore (QB coach), Sanjay Lal (WR coach), Paul Alexander (O-line coach), Ben Bloom (LB coach), Keith O’Quinn (special teams coordinator), Doug Colman (assistant special teams coach), and Doug Nussmeier (TE coach). The biggest signing in the coaching staff has to be former Seattle coach, Kris Richard.
Richard comes over as the former man in charge of Seattle’s Legion of Boom secondary. He hopes to bring a similar style to the Cowboys in 2018. It will be interesting to see if he can do so, but one of the first things to happen appears to be moving Byron Jones back to cornerback.
The Cowboys are making an overhaul but appears to be close to set as the team prepares for the 2018 season!