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8-8, 2nd in NFC East

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys defense has not been difficult to figure the last few years, but Mike Nolan sounds like he will be introducing more. “I believe if you give yourself too much of doing one thing, that's easy for the best quarterbacks to dissect and take advantage of,” he said. “I do believe you have to have a good mix between man and zone … You don't want to create so much volume that you really don't have an identity but you have to have some kind of variety in order to be successful.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

New defensive coordinator Mike Nolan was asked what he wants the mentality of his defense to be. “I would say you want it to look like a swarming type of mentality. If anything, you'd like to do that,” Nolan said. “I believes there's parts of coaching that goes into that. For example, I think the things you do with players, the way you teach your players, everything from the language to the scheme I think are all critical factors in making it looking just like that.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Kellen Moore said he was appreciative that Mike McCarthy kept him as the playcaller on offense but said the process will be collaborative as the Cowboys put together the offense in the offseason and the game plans in-season. “We're a 2020 Dallas Cowboys offense,” Moore said. “It's molded and put together in so many ways. You learn from everyone you're around, so you piece it all together. I don't know what the title is, but it's our new offense.”

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Davis has not only joined Mike McCarthy's coaching staff in Dallas but his title is assistant head coach, sources said. A surprise considering he's never actually been on a coaching staff. He was director of player development with the Packers, which was under the football operations department.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have hired George Edwards as a senior defensive assistant, according to sources. He will work with linebackers as well as focusing on sub-package defenses. He was Minnesota's defensive coordinator the last six seasons. Also Markus Paul will continue to serve as the head strength and conditioning coach, a role he had with Mike Woicik the last two seasons on Jason Garrett's staff.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars DE Josh Allen and Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott volunteer alongside other Pro Bowl players at ESPN's Wide World of Sports to pack care kits for three charitable organizations in Orlando.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Giants coaching staff is starting to have a Cowboys feel to it with Marc Colombo hired as offensive line coach after Jason Garrett was hired as offensive coordinator. Former receivers coach Derek Dooley, who was at Missouri last year, interviewed for the tight ends job and Jerome Henderson is the defensive backs coach.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking to ESPN's Dianna Russini after Wednesday's Pro Bowl practice, Ezekiel Elliott said he has talked with Mike McCarthy since the coach's hiring. “I got an opportunity to talk to him one time, and it was a nice visit a couple weeks ago. Wasn't very long, but kinda getting to know each other a bit, talking a little ball, what we thought we needed to do going into next year.” His hope? “Just run the football,” he said. “We know how we're built. I don't think much needs to be said.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Why isn't Mike McCarthy at the Senior Bowl with his new staff? Too much work to do and, “I just think the Senior Bowl has changed,” he said. “I know as a young coach — particularly coaching quarterbacks, for an offensive coordinator — when you were able to get on the practice field and stand right next to those guys, I thought the evaluation was significant. To be that close and interact on that level was a lot different than sitting up in the stands.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

George Edwards, who spent the last six years as the Minnesota Vikings coordinator, is interviewing with the Cowboys regarding a spot on the defensive staff, according to a source. Edwards was the Cowboys linebackers coach from 1998-2001. The Cowboys have filled their defensive position coach roles, but Mike McCarthy could look to add Edwards under an unspecified title.

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Garrett stays in NFC East, named OC of Giants

Jason Garrett is sticking in the NFC East, with the former Cowboys head coach reaching a deal Friday to take over the Giants' offense.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the coaching staff Mike McCarthy has put together thus far since taking over the Cowboys: DC – Mike Nolan OC – Kellen Moore ST – John Fassel QB –Doug Nussmeier WR – Adam Henry OL – Joe Philbin Assistant OL – Jeff Brasko RB – Skip Peete TE – Lunda Wells DL – Jim Tomsula LB – Scott McCurley DB – Maurice Linguist, Al Harris Note: Leon Lett could return as assistant defensive line coach.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Henry, who spent last season with the Cleveland Browns, is expected to be the Cowboys receivers coach, according to a source. Henry talked with the Cowboys this week about the opening to replace Sanjay Lal, who was under contract for two more years. Henry's addition means Mike McCarthy has a lead coach at every position. Leon Lett remains a possibility to return as the assistant defensive line coach.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy said the Cowboys will remain in a 4-3 defensive scheme, but indicated there will be a lot of flexibility in what they do under defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, who has experience in multiple defenses. But it's not about the base defense. “We're a sub-defense because we'll play it 85 percent of the time,” McCarthy said.

Team Stats

Passing Yards296.92nd
Rushing Yards134.65th
Points For27.16th
Points Against20.1