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Cowboys 2018 Season Could Depend on These 3 Assistant Coaches

Typically during the we all tend to focus on the incoming and out going players and we often times overlook the changes that are made to the , if any. Well, that's what I want to do today because I believe there are three new Assistant Coaches who could have a big say in how the turns out.

After the disappointing end to the , the Dallas Cowboys decided it was time to make some changes to their staff. They now have several new faces who will be coaching up this year's roster and running the meeting rooms, but there's no way of knowing right now if they can make the difference expected.

I don't know where you stand, but I actually like the new assistant coaches the Dallas Cowboys hired and I expect big things from them this season. In fact, 's job could depend on them making an immediate impact. But, some of these new hires should be more impactful than others. Below are the three who I believe will be difference makers this year.

Kris Richard, DB Coach & Passing Game Coordinator

Kris Richard
Dallas Cowboys

Out of all of the moves the Dallas Cowboys made this offseason, the hiring of Kris Richard, the former , might be the most important/impactful. He has already received high praise from several of the Cowboys players and has been spoken highly of by and several other of the coaches as well.

Richard may be a Dallas Cowboys Assisting Coach right now, but it is expected that he will become the next DC once Marinelli retires, possibly as soon as next season. In fact, you can already see his fingerprints all over the .

Kris Richard's main task this offseason is getting the best out of the Cowboys young . He has already decided he wants playing as a CB, and with starting on the opposite side, Richard has a starting tandem with the height/length he prefers in his . But, how he decides to deploy , , and the starting safeties could impact the outcome of the 2018 season.

Sanjay Lal, WR Coach

Sanjay Lal
Dallas Cowboys Assistant Coach

No other new Dallas Cowboys Assisting Coach may have more pressure to succeed this season as Sanjay Lal, who was brought into get more production out of the wide receivers. He has the tough task of working with a position that was pretty much overhauled this season and he needs to turn them into players who are more “Dak-friendly”.

Working with an almost completely unproven group of wide receivers could be a blessing and a curse for Lal. Ideally, he probably would have preferred to come in and work with a more established group of WRs. That way he has a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in order to know what needs to be worked on. But, he's getting a lot of young receivers who have little to no playing time in the NFL.

Fortunately, these young players can be molded the way he wants. He doesn't have to break bad habits as much and can focus on doing things the way he wants them done. Luckily for him, the Cowboys will still have a run first mentality on , but he still needs his WRs to be productive so that the entire offense isn't one-dimensional.

Ben Bloom, LB Coach

Ben Bloom
Dallas Cowboys Assistant Coach

Ben Bloom technically isn't a new Dallas Cowboys Assistant Coach, but he's never shouldered more responsibility than he is expected to this season. You could say that Bloom has paid his dues in Dallas. He was hired in 2011 to be the teams defensive quality control coach and assistant coach to . He has also worked with the and as the club's assistant coach/special projects, among others.

After Matt Eberflus left to become Indianapolis' DC, Bloom was promoted as the Cowboys new LB coach. To say that he has his work cut out for himself maybe one of the understatements of the year. It's one of the few positions on the Cowboys roster where there still remains a lot of unknown. Luckily, having a player like is a godsend.

Where Bloom will make the most impact this season is his ability to get , the Cowboys first-round draft pick, and up to speed, since they are both expected to have major roles this year, possibly both as starters. How Bloom prepares these two players could and should have a major impact on how the entire defense performs.

Which Dallas Cowboys Assistant Coaches do you think will be most impactful?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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Travis Diggs

Like rod marinelli said already, the biggest off season move this year was Kris Richard He’s not only our next DC but may be our next Head Coach . I haven’t had much faith in this coaching staff in previous years but this guy alone is restoring the feeling .

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