With today’s firing of Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, Paul Pasqualoni will take over the defense in Dallas for the next two months.
Pasqualoni, who had been the defensive line coach, will be the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator for the rest of the season. Phillips had handled the defensive game planning, as the team didn’t have a defensive coordinator on the staff.
Pasqualoni was fired in January as the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator after serving in that job for two years. The Cowboys brought him on board shortly after that.
In a coaching career spanning three decades, Pasqualoni has also served as head coach at Syracuse for 14 years.