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Cowboys Staff Looking Strong, Leon Lett to Remain as Assistant Defensive Line Coach

Ever since Mike McCarthy was acquired as the organization's ninth , the have assembled quite the for 2020. Kellen Moore will return as the team's and will have total control over play-calling duties. In his first year pulling the offensive strings, Moore produced the NFL's top-ranked which included the second-leading passer, fourth-leading rusher, and eight-leading receiver.

Joe Philbin, who was McCarthy's offensive coordinator in Green Bay, will perform the role of assistant head coach/ coach. Two other former McCarthy assistants, and have been added to the staff as well. The former will have a role in coaching the linebackers, while the latter will assist the aforementioned Philbin with the offensive line.

, who spent the previous eight seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, will be the team's new coordinator. During his time with the Rams, Fassel had 15 players named Special Teams Player of the Week. Now, he'll look to turn around a unit that was one of the league's worst in 2019.

Skip Peete, who was the team's running backs coach from 2007-2012, has been brought back in the same role. He's worked with former Cowboys running backs Julius Jones, Tashard Choice, , Marian Barber, and .

Yesterday, it was announced that a long-time assistant would remain with the organization going forward. According to 's Todd Archer, will return as the team's assistant coach.

Lett has been in this same role since 2011, making the upcoming season his 10th as an assistant in Dallas. He's worked with such names as former All-Pro and future Hall of Famer and fellow All-Pro .

He will work alongside new Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula, who spent the previous three years as the defensive line coach for the , after spending eight years in the same role with the San Francisco 49ers.

Also added to the coaching staff is Mike Nolan, the team's new . Nolan has spent time in the same role with the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, , , and . Also, he has plenty of experience coaching linebackers. He's groomed such all-pros as former 49er great Patrick Willis and Demario Davis in 2019 with the . Now, he gets to work with pro-bowlers and , and possibly if he returns.

One thing is for certain when the Cowboys kickoff the 2020 season, they'll be prepared to play with this staff leading the way. Now, we'll see if that guidance gets the Cowboys back to the .

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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