The Dallas Cowboys are closing in on filling yet another hole on their coaching staff.
According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are close to naming Rich Bisaccia as the team’s new special teams coordinator.
Bisaccia was hired by Auburn University less than three weeks ago to serve as assistant head coach, running backs coach and special teams coordinator under new head coach Gus Malzahn. Bisaccia has spent the last two seasons as the special teams coordinator of the San Diego Chargers.
Per George, the Cowboys also interviewed former Buffalo Bills special teams coach Bruce DeHaven and former Tennessee Titans special teams coach Alan Lowry for the job. Both have previously coached for the Cowboys.
Prior to his time in San Diego, Bisaccia served as special teams coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-2010. It’s yet another coach from the Jon Gruden coaching tree to end up in Dallas this off-season. Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and Bisaccia have all served on Gruden’s staffs in the past. Bisaccia also coached with Kiffin and Marinelli with the Buccaneers.
Maybe there’s nothing to read into all the connections to Gruden showing up in Dallas but it’s enough to at least raise an eyebrow and wonder if Jerry Jones may be targeting Gruden as a potential replacement for Jason Garrett, either this off-season or next.