Cowboys elevate new strength and conditioning coach from interim role

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Harold Nash, Jr. had the unenviable task of taking over the Cowboys’ strength and conditioning program following the untimely passing of Markus Paul in midseason.

Now he’ll have the job officially as the team prepares for the 2021 season. According to the club’s website on Wednesday, the team is expected to elevate Nash as the team’s strength and conditioning coach.

Nash, 50, has 16 years of NFL experience under his belt, all of it as an S&C coach. He spent six years in an assistant role in New England on the staff of famed former Cowboys strength coach Mike Woicik. In 2011, after Woicik left the Patriots to return to Dallas, New England promoted Nash to their head position for the next five seasons. Nash won a Super Bowl during his tenure in Foxborough. He then went to Detroit in the same role from 2016 to 2018. He was fired by the Lions following the 2019 season.

Prior to coaching, Nash was a three-time All-Star in the Canadian Football League. He played defensive back for four CFL teams from 1994 to 2004.

Nash looks to be a popular fixture at The Star this offseason as he works with Cowboys athletic trainers to rehab several key injuries from last year. Dak Prescott, Tyron Smith, La’el Collins, Blake Jarwin, and Trysten Hill are among the players who had surgeries during the 2020 campaign. Several more- including Amari Cooper, Jaylon Smith, and Tyrone Crawford- have undergone procedures since the season ended.

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