Mo Linguist leaves Cowboys staff for role at Michigan

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Dave Sturchio
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The coaching staff shuffle continues for the Dallas Cowboys on the defensive side of the ball. While the hiring of Dan Quinn to run the defense was the biggest notable splash, bringing Joe Whitt, Jr. to coach the secondary was just as important of an acquisition. The hiring of Whitt effectively meant the replacement of Maurice “Mo” Linguist.

Linguist is now set to join Jim Harbaugh’s coaching staff at the University of Michigan. Linguist will join the Wolverines as a co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach.

Linguist, 36, only spent one year in Dallas as their secondary coach alongside Al Harris where it gradually improved over the course of a 16-game season. The Cowboys had 10 interceptions in 2020. It was his first year working in the professional ranks after coming over from Texas A&M where he worked with the cornerbacks group. He also coached at Minnesota, Mississippi State and Iowa State among other stops.

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