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Cowboys allow Joe DeCamillis to take Bears assistant job

Joe Decamillis, Mark Hittner AP

Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis didn’t get the Bears head coaching job he interviewed for, but he’s going to work for them anyway.

According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys allowed DeCamillis to make what amounts to a lateral move to go work for the Bears as an assistant under new head coach Marc Trestman.

The Cowboys blocked a move to Oakland last year which would have included the assistant head coach title last year, but not this offseason.

The Bears were looking for a special teams coach after Dave Toub, another of their many head coaching candidates, was allowed to go to Kansas City to work with Andy Reid after Toub didn’t get the top job.

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13 Responses to “Cowboys allow Joe DeCamillis to take Bears assistant job”
  1. dealer009 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:05 PM

    Dave Toub had one of the best special teams plays ever called back for a penalty against the Packers.

    His team faked a punt return to the left, when the ball went right, and the defending team covered the blockers, but not the lone runner. If not for a holding penalty it would have resulted in a walk-in touchdown.

  2. comeonnowguys says: Jan 16, 2013 1:11 PM

    So does that mean the Singletary hire was actually an unintended interview for defensive coordinator in case Marinelli left?

    If so… keep it. No thanks.

  3. jerruhjones says: Jan 16, 2013 1:26 PM

    So Jerruh is going to call plays and coach special teams too? Win!

  4. larryboodry says: Jan 16, 2013 1:48 PM

    Another good move.

  5. ppc50 says: Jan 16, 2013 2:03 PM

    Good, he stunk in Dallas.

  6. der6495 says: Jan 16, 2013 2:38 PM

    dealer009 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:05 PM

    Dave Toub had one of the best special teams plays ever called back for a penalty against the Packers.

    His team faked a punt return to the left, when the ball went right, and the defending team covered the blockers, but not the lone runner. If not for a holding penalty it would have resulted in a walk-in touchdown.

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    I still don’t know where the holding penalty actually was on that play.

  7. x1xbbx7x says: Jan 16, 2013 2:42 PM

    Thank God!!! The Cowboys STs has been a mess for years. The only thing about it that has been consistent was that it was a consistent joke.

    In the beginning of the season, I swear there were like 8 straight games with a STs flub up.

    Goodbye, Joe D. I wish you well. You’re a great guy, but we needed serious change in the 3rd phase of our team.

  8. voiceofsweetness says: Jan 16, 2013 2:48 PM

    not too many people could get me off the ledge after losing Toub but this one helps.

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 16, 2013 3:32 PM

    It feels like the Cowboys are the titanic and the coaches are getting off as quickly as they can. Once Garrett is fired, and he will be, they will all be looking anyway.

  10. Chace says: Jan 16, 2013 4:14 PM

    Would be nice to have gotten some more background info on the guy like how the Cowboys have done on special teams the last few years.

  11. randolph32 says: Jan 16, 2013 4:23 PM

    Most fans wouldn’t know a good ST Coach if he bit them, so most of these negative remarks are just that.

  12. mazblast says: Jan 16, 2013 5:06 PM

    He’s probably incredibly relieved to get away from the circus that is Jerry Jones’ Cowboys.

  13. chi01town says: Jan 16, 2013 10:12 PM

    Trestman is moving fast… he has his
    people. NOW I hope Emery can get
    Cutler a REAL O-line and a good TE.
    If the league dont see Trestman and
    his offensive system coming this could be Chicago’s chance to win it all. ( remember the Rams ) NO ONE SAW THEM COMING. with that arena league system.

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