Saturday, January 26, 2013
Cowboys' new special-teams coach
By Tom Carpenter
The Dallas Cowboys have hired Rich Bisaccia to replace Joe DeCamillis as their special-teams coach. DeCamillis left the Cowboys to take on the same position with the Chicago Bears. Bisaccia had been the special teams coach for the San Diego Chargers the past two seasons, but he left that job to join Auburn as their running backs coach/special-teams coordinator earlier this month. Apparently, he felt compelled to make the second switch to join the Cowboys just three weeks later.
"Rich had an offer that he felt he could not turn down and we wish him nothing but the best," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Friday in a statement.
Bruce DeHaven and Alan Lowry also were finalists to replace DeCamillis, but it appears that Bisaccia's connections to Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and defensive line coach Rod Marinelli may have given him the edge. Bisaccia was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' special-teams coach from 2002-10, during which he worked with Kiffin and Marinelli.