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    Dallas Cowboys Coaches: Who Is on Mike McCarthy’s Coaching Staff?

    While Mike McCarthy returns there were some changes to the Dallas Cowboys coaches. Will the changes help Dallas end its Super Bowl drought?

    Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys fell short in the playoffs yet again, extending the Super Bowl drought to 29 years for one of the most popular and storied NFL franchises. While the seat gets hotter for postseason success under McCarthy, some changes have shuffled the Dallas Cowboys coaches.

    Will the Cowboys overcome their playoff woes following the coaching changes with salary cap issues on the horizon? Here’s a look at the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff under Mike McCarthy.

    Dallas Cowboys Coaching Staff

    • Mike McCarthy, Head Coach
    • Mike Zimmer, Defensive Coordinator
    • Brian Schottenheimer, Offensive Coordinator
    • John Fassel, Special Teams Coordinator
    • Jeff Blasko, Run Game Coordinator/RBs Coach
    • Ramon Chinyoung, Quality Control/Assistant OL
    • Ryan Feder, Game Management/Assistant Quarterbacks
    • Evan Harrington, Offensive Assistant
    • Chase Haslett, Pass Game Specialist
    • Robert Prince, WRs Coach/Pass Game Coordinator
    • Steve Shimko, Offensive Assistant/Quality Control
    • Justin Rudd, Coaching Operations Manager/Football Analytics
    • Mike Solari, OL Coach
    • Scott Tolzien, QBs Coach
    • Lunda Wells, TEs Coach
    • Paul Guenther, Defensive Run Game Coordinator
    • Jeff Zgonina, DL Coach
    • Greg Ellis, Quality Control/Assistant DL
    • Al Harris, DBs Coach/Assistant Head Coach
    • Cannon Matthews, Safeties
    • Cristian Garcia, Assitant DBs/Quality Control
    • Scott McCurley, LBs Coach
    • Eric Simonelli, Quality Control/Head Coach Assistant
    • Darian Thompson, Quality Control/Assistant LBs
    • Rayna Stewart, Assistant Special Teams

    New Additions to the Dallas Cowboys’ Coaching Staff

    After being promoted to offensive coordinator a season ago, Brian Schottenhemier gets at least one more chance with QB Dak Prescott under center. Long-time coaching veteran and wide receivers coach Robert Prince has also been promoted to Dallas’ pass game coordinator.

    Assistant Steve Shimko is the only new face brought into the offensive staff in the 2024 offseason. A member of the Rutgers Scarlett Knights from 2008-2010, Shimko has been a coach since 2011, including a two-year stint with the Seattle Seahawks.

    However, the most significant changes come on the defensive side of the ball. After serving as the defensive coordinator for three years, Dan Quinn was hired by the Washington Commanders to replace Ron Rivera as the new head coach.

    The Cowboys convinced former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer to return to the NFL to fill the void after spending two years as a consultant with Jackson State and Colorado. Zimmer returns to Dallas after a twelve-year stint with the Cowboys from 1994 through 2006.

    Following Zimmer to Dallas is long-time defensive assistant Paul Guenther, a former Cincinnati Bengals and Las Vegas Raiders DC. Guenther was a senior defensive assistant on Zimmer’s 2021 staff in Minnesota. He will take over as the Cowboys’ defensive run game coordinator. Guenther was influential in signing LB Eric Kendricks in the 2024 offseason.

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    Another familiar face in Dallas is joining the staff due to Zimmer. Former DE Greg Ellis will be the assistant defensive line coach and part of quality control. Ellis was drafted eighth overall by Dallas in the 1998 NFL Draft and played under Zimmer for nine seasons.

    Ellis, a former North Carolina Tar Heel, has the second-most sacks in a season (12.5) in Tar Heel history.

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