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Cowboys promote 4 coaches from within organization

What has already been an interesting for the , some news that fans might have yet to catch or pay much attention to is the recent moves they have made on the staff.

Per multiple sources, has moved from assistant coach to run game coordinator/running backs coach; will now be the quarterbacks' coach; will re-take the job, and will be the assistant coach.

The Cowboys also hired quality control/defensive assistant Pete Ohnegian Friday afternoon.

I will be the first to tell you I know very little about any of these coaches, and I know kept the guys he wanted on the staff after others departed for different teams.

We already know Dallas hired as the new after they relieved of that job. The Cowboys also lost the likes of , , , and .

As I've noted plenty of times this month, this season is all on McCarthy. He has complete control of how this team runs and whether they will succeed in 2023. It's not a matter of if this team will make the because they will, and it will be a matter of if he can do enough with the to help of these guys to reach a conference final or a .

The two biggest ones in my are Blasko and Tolzien. That is really because they are the only guys I have ever heard of.


Blasko had been the Cowboys' assistant since McCarthy was hired as in 2020. Blasko worked under McCarthy with the Packers from 2016-2018, the last two as Green Bay's assistant offensive line coach.

As we can see, McCarthy is keeping the guys he has been close with and has a relationship with whom he's had success over the years. Blasko started his coaching career at the collegiate before moving to the .


Tolzien replaces , whose contract wasn't renewed and now is in the same role with the Chargers. He spent three seasons as an offensive assistant with the Cowboys.

Another guy who has a connection to McCarthy. He played for him in Green Bay, serving as a backup for the Packers from 2013-15. Tolzien made two starts and appeared in four other games with the team.

He last played in the NFL in 2017 with the Colts and then spent time with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football a year ago.

Those two guys are the only ones I had heard of; that is a little background on who they are.

It will be hard to evaluate these coaches because we may only see them once or twice during a game on the sidelines. The only way to know if they are doing a good enough job will be the play on the field from their respective groups.

All the chips are in McCarthy's corner this season, and if the Cowboys don't perform, things may get ugly next off-season.

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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