Cowboys hire longtime assistant to lead special teams

The SportsXchange

Dallas has turned to Rich Bisaccia, a veteran NFL and college assistant to be its next special teams coach.

"Rich has been among the top special teams coordinators in the NFL for the last decade," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said in a statement. "He combines a tremendous amount of expertise to go along with outstanding teaching ability. His units play with a relentless spirit that we believe is so important."

Bisaccia will be reunited with Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. The two were on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff from 2002 to 2008.

Bisaccia was a member of Norv Turner's San Diego staff for the past two years. He was hired on Jan. 3 by Auburn as running backs coach-special teams coordinator on Jan. 3, but was allowed to leave Auburn to join the Cowboys.

"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.

The Cowboys still have two vacancies on their coaching staff. They still need to hire a running backs coach and a tight ends coach.

Bisaccia is replacing Joe DeCamillis who left Dallas to take the same position with the Chicago Bears.
Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball
View Comments