Now with Dan Quinn settled into his new gig as the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, the work begins to formulate his coaching staff. This morning it was announced that he's hired his Defensive Line Coach.
Per ESPN's Todd Archer, the Cowboys will bring Aden Durde from the Atlanta Falcons to be their new defensive line coach.
The Cowboys will name Aden Durde as their defensive line coach, according to multiple sources. He was with new coordinator Dan Quinn in Atlanta for three seasons, spending the 2020 season as outside linebackers coach. An England native, Durde spent a… https://t.co/c4yxkKXzoC
As Archer notes, Durde is a native of England and spent the last three years coaching on Dan Quinn's staff. He was also an intern with the Dallas Cowboys under former coach Jason Garrett per Archer. Prior to that, he was attempting to make his way into the NFL through the International Player's Pathway.
With the Falcons, Durde was a linebackers coach for a defense that wasn't very good. Now he gets his hands on a defensive line that features DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory. Durde will be charged with Trysten Hill and Neville Gallimore's development and helping Bradlee Anae work to get on the football field.
The Cowboys have now added a defensive backs coach and defensive line coach to their ever-evolving coaching staff.
It certainly wasn't a traditional route to the NFL or through the coaching ranks, but he appears to be a guy that's highly thought of. It will be interesting to what kind of impact he has when the team takes the field in the fall.