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Cowboys preview: Make-or-break stretch

August, 27, 2014
Aug 27
The end of the season has not been kind to the Dallas Cowboys in recent years. It's not been just a Jason Garrett problem, but the Cowboys lost three of their last four in 2013, their final two in 2012 and four of their last five in 2011 to finish 8-8 all three years. This year's late-season schedule is difficult -- five of the last seven away from home -- but the pivotal stretch will be early in the year to make sure the end of the year is relevant. Six of the Cowboys' first nine games are at AT&T Stadium, which has not provided the greatest of home-field advantages since opening. The Cowboys have a three-game homestand from Oct. 19-Nov. 2 against three NFC teams that they almost have to sweep to stay in contention in the division or help in the wild-card standings.

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Rich Bisaccia on Redskins' coaching list

January, 3, 2014
Jan 3
IRVING, Texas -- For the second straight year the Dallas Cowboys will see their special teams coordinator interview for an NFL head coaching vacancy.

According to ESPN’s John Clayton, Rich Bisaccia will interview with the Washington Redskins. Last year Joe DeCamillis interviewed with the Chicago Bears and eventually joined Marc Trestman’s staff as assistant head coach/special teams coordinator.

Bisaccia put together one of the better special teams’ units in the NFL last season, but he almost never got to the Cowboys. If things had not worked out, then he would be coaching in the BCS Championship game for Auburn. He was the school’s running backs, special teams and assistant head coach for 22 days before joining the Cowboys last winter.

Bisaccia and Redskins general manager Bruce Allen worked together for years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bisaccia was Jason Garrett’s top choice last season, but he also interviewed Bruce DeHaven, a former Cowboys’ special teams coach, and Alan Lowry.

The Cowboys saw improvement in their kickoff and punt return averages, albeit minimally in the punt returns. The kickoff and punt coverage were also improved by fractions, and there were no major breakdowns.

In 2012, the Cowboys had a punt blocked, a punt returned for a touchdown, and a kickoff returned for a touchdown. This season, the longest punt return allowed was 26 yards, and the longest kickoff return was 45 yards.

With injuries on defense, Bisaccia had to mix and match his units, but they were able to hold up their end of the bargain.
IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys have targeted Rich Bisaccia to be their next special teams coach, according to sources, but a buyout from Auburn has yet to be finalized.

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A move could be done Thursday.

Bisaccia has been the top target since Joe DeCamillis' departure for Chicago, but the team also met with veteran special teams coaches Bruce DeHaven and Alan Lowry at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

Bisaccia spent the last two seasons as San Diego's special teams coach but joined Auburn's staff earlier in the month to coach running backs and special teams.

From 2002-10, Bisaccia worked as Tampa Bay's special teams coach and has a history with new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and defensive line coach Rod Marinelli.

Bisaccia is known as a solid special teams coach, but the Chargers had three punts blocked in 2012.

Cowboys eyeing two special teams coaches

January, 22, 2013
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have interest in the two special teams coaches who were on opposite ends of The Music City Miracle -- Alan Lowry and Bruce DeHaven -- as potential replacements for Joe DeCamillis.

Both Lowry and DeHaven have previously coached special teams for the Cowboys. DeCamillis left to join the Chicago Bears last week.

The Cowboys have also spoken with Rich Bisaccia, who had been San Diego's special teams coach but recently joined Auburn's coaching staff as running backs and special teams coach.