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Dallas Cowboys Continue Search for Coaching on Defense

With the hiring of Doug Nussmeier as their tight ends coach, the ' new look staff is technically filled out for the . , with coordinators and underneath him once again, will lead this team into battle with new coaches at LB, OL, QB, WR, TE, ST, and in the .

Despite most of their changes coming on the offensive side of the ball – where the Cowboys certainly under performed in 2017 – the Cowboys did lose one of their most highest regarded defensive coaches in this .

Given their personnel on Rod Marinelli's side of the ball, the Cowboys may have actually upgraded in replacing Eberflus with . The Cowboys' young secondary is sure to remain a hot topic all the way until , now being led by the architect of the Seahawks' vaunted “Legion of Boom”.

With Rod Marinelli potentially entering his final season in the NFL though, the Cowboys' search for talented coaches on the defensive side of the ball is reportedly not yet over.

Already promoting a former quality control coach in Ben Bloom to fill Eberflus' role as linebackers coach, the Cowboys' commitment to finally building a top is exciting for . Another solid draft haul on this side of the ball could turn any spot on the defensive here into a highly coveted one.

Not only having the talent in place to return to the in 2018, the Cowboys are looking to take full advantage of their current staff to secure a bright future for this young team in years to come.

Exactly who the Cowboys are targeting to hire remains unknown, but they did former DB Ray Horton prior to hiring Kris Richard. Horton carries six years of experience as a defensive coordinator, most recently holding the position in 2016 with the .

It is also important to note that Marinelli, known as a specialist, still holds this positional coaching job – a unit the Cowboys should also look to add an experienced coach to. The next Cowboys DC may still be added to the staff this offseason, if not done so already with Richard the heir apparent at the moment for Marinelli.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Travis Diggs

I cant wait for Richard to take over this defense, don’t get me wrong I’ve always been a Marinelli fan but this defense is missing something, i think it might be Richard. This defense has been average for a while, it’s time to crack that top 10 for once

Sean Martin

Richard coming in at the right time with a developing secondary is definitely exciting. I do think some fans need to slow down on already handing him the next DC position, as he could excel at focusing primarily on the back end of this defense.

John McClain

While I agree with the average statement all the cap has been spent on the offense. I do feel that as long as Irving and DLO are resigned the defense is growing into a strength. My only complaint about Marinelli is that we react instead of being aggressive. I hate the iggles but they and the cards play the aggressive style that I love

Sean Martin

Well said John, thank you for reading and commenting!

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