Let’s meet more of the new coaches that will be on the Cowboys sideline this season.
This piece will focus on more of the new position coaches that McCarthy has hired.
First up, is the Cowboys new wide receivers coach, Adam Henry. Henry is a former NFL player.
He was picked up by the Saints in 1994, as a free agent, but he only participated in camps and preseason with the team until 1996.
Henry began his coaching career at McNeese State in 1997, where he was hired as a wide receivers coach. He was later promoted to offensive coordinator. Henry remained at McNeese until 2007.
In 2007, Henry was hired by the Raiders. He began his career in Oakland as an offensive quality control assistant and in 2009 was promoted to tight ends coach. In Oakland, Henry helped develop Zach Miller, the first tight end in Raiders history to lead the team in receiving for three seasons.
Henry was released by the Raiders after a new head coach was hired and joined the LSU coaching staff in 2012. At LSU, Henry was hired as the wide receivers coach and had the first two receivers in LSU history to finish with over 1,000 yards in the same season, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.
After LSU, Henry went on to join the 49ers and Giants as a receivers coach. In 2018, Henry was hired by Cleveland, where he once again coached Beckham and Landry. He stayed with the Browns for three years until his contract was up.
After leaving the Browns, Henry was hired by the Cowboys.
Next up is tight ends coach Lunda Wells. There is not a lot of information on Wells’ coaching background.
He began his coaching career at LSU where he was an assistant offensive line coach and later an assistant special teams coach.
At LSU Wells had only two of his linemen get drafted.
In 2012 Wells was hired by the Giants as an offensive assistant. He stayed in that position with the Giants until 2017, when new head coach Pat Shurmur made Wells the tight ends coach. In his new position, Wells coached Evan Engram and Kaden Smith and both saw improvement in their game.
Wells left the Giants after the hiring of Joe Judge and came to Dallas.
Skip Peete is the new running backs coach for the Cowboys. Peete is a coach who has had a lot of talent under his guidance throughout his 22-year career.
Peete began his pro career in 1998, with the Raiders. He stayed in Oakland for eight years, where he coached Tyrone Wheatley and LaMont Jordan to career highs in rushing yards.
He also helped running back Charlie Garner reach 962 yards in 182 attempts and 941 receiving yards.
In 2009, after leaving the Raiders, Peete was hired by the Cowboys as their running backs coach. With the Cowboys, he coached Marion Barber, who made the Pro Bowl after rushing for 975 yards and ten touchdowns. Peete also helped Dallas reach a franchise record of 4.8 yards per carry.
In 2013, Peete had left the Cowboys and was hired by the Bears. After being in Chicago for only a year he was hired by the Rams to take over as running backs coach over Todd Gurley. In 2017, Under Peete, Gurley was named offensive player of the year and first-team All-Pro and All-Pro again in 2018.
After Gurley’s decline in 2019, Peete was let go by the Rams and hired again by the Cowboys.
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