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Monday, January 9, 2012
Cowboys had similar hire in '09 playoffs

By ESPNBoston.com

Earlier today, the question was asked if the NFL should allow coaches to join other teams in the playoffs (link here), as is the case with Josh McDaniels and the Patriots.

Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet writes on the topic, pointing out a similar situation unfolded two years ago with the Dallas Cowboys (link here). When Cowboys assistant Todd Grantham was named defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia, the Cowboys hired Paul Pasqualoni -- who had just been fired as Dolphins defensive coordinator after the 2009 season -- for the playoffs that year.

As noted by Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com (link here), Grantham was the defensive line coach for the Cowboys, which was the role Pasqualoni inherited.