Report: Cowboys to announce longtime McCarthy aides as QB coach, LB coach
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has turned to two of his own to fill what would appear to be the final openings on the team’s coaching staff for 2023.
And they both already have a parking pass at The Star.
Scott Tolzien is expected to be officially named as the new quarterbacks coach in Dallas, as per Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Tolzien has served as a coaching assistant for the team since 2020; he was brought aboard early in McCarthy’s tenure mainly to work with the team’s passers. Tolzien played under McCarthy in Green Bay for three seasons, getting into six games as Aaron Rodgers’s backup.
The 35-year-old Wisconsin product will take over the role after Doug Nussmeier’s move to the Chargers, where he’ll reunite with Kellen Moore.
Scott McCurley will also get a promotion, according to reports, and is set to become the Cowboys’ primary linebackers coach.
It will actually be McCurley’s second stint in the position. Originally hired by McCarthy in 2020 to be linebackers coach, McCurley was more or less demoted after one season. That’s when senior defensive assistant George Edwards took over the linebackers upon the arrival of Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator.
McCurley is a Pennsylvania native and Pitt alum who first served under McCarthy as a Packers coaching intern in 2006. He spent five years as a defensive quality control assistant before McCarthy promoted him to assistant linebackers coach. He had worked his way up to defensive assistant by 2018 and spent 2019 out of football before McCarthy brought him to Dallas.
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