This week we will be looking at a few more newcomers on the Cowboys staff, but not all of them are a coach in the sense you might think, like Rob Davis.

Rob Davis // Assistant Head Coach

Rob Davis has no coaching experience under his belt, but he was brought to Dallas by Mike McCarthy to become the assistant head coach for the Cowboys.


Davis spent ten years with the Packers, from 2008 to 2017, as the director of player personnel.


Davis will not be coaching from the sidelines, but rather coaching players off the sidelines.


Davis has said his job is to help players with their lives outside of football, especially helping rookies adjust to life in the NFL.

“The NFL can provide a lot of distractions for these young men coming into the league. Most of us come from humble beginnings, middle class all the way down to poverty, and sometimes this can be pretty big for us when we walk into the NFL” said Davis.


Some former players have spoken highly of Davis including former Cowboys wider receiver Randall Cobb:

“This man is a legend.”


Davis spent some time in the NFL as a long snapper for the Chiefs, Bears, and Packers. He also played in Super Bowl XXXII with Green Bay.


John Fassel // Special Teams Coordinator

Next up, is special teams coordinator John “Bones” Fassel.

Fassel was hired by the Cowboys after coaching with the Rams since 2012.


Fassel started his pro coaching career in 2009 when he was promoted to special teams coordinator by the Raiders. With Oakland, Fassel produced three pro bowl players from special teams in the 2011 season.


In 2012, Fassel was picked up by the Rams. With Los Angeles, Fassel helped develop Pro Bowl players Gregg Zuerlein, who’s now on the Cowboys, Johnny Hekker, Jake McQuaide. Fassel helped the Rams earn special teams player of the week 15 times.

Fassel also served as interim head coach after Mike Fisher was fired by the Rams in 2016.


Scott McCurley // Linebackers Coach

The next new hire is McCarthy protégé, Scott McCurley.

McCurley will be the Cowboys’ new linebacker coach.


McCurley began his coaching career in 2006 as an intern with Green Bay.


He worked for the Packers as a defensive quality control coach, assistant linebackers coach, and defensive assistant coach.

McCurley was also credited with helping Clay Matthews switch from outside linebacker to inside linebacker, leading to a Pro Bowl season for him. McCurley has only coached for Green Bay, making Dallas his second pro team.


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