Dallas Cowboys: Mikal Smith

Where did former Cowboys coaches land?

February, 6, 2014
Feb 6
3:45
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IRVING, Texas -- The Oakland Raiders have named Chris Boniol their new assistant special teams coach.

Boniol held the same job with the Cowboys from 2010-13 before the two sides mutually agreed to part ways.

Boniol will move from working with Dan Bailey to Sebastian Janikowski, who owns one of the strongest legs in the NFL. Janikowski, however, made only 70 percent of his kicks in 2013 (20-of-31), his lowest percentage since his rookie season in 2000.

Boniol is the fifth former Cowboys assistant to find another job in 2014.

Here’s a look at where the other coaches landed:

Tight ends coach Wes Phillips: Washington Redskins, tight ends coach
Offensive assistant Dave Borgonzi: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defensive quality control
Secondary assistant Mikal Smith: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, safeties coach
Special teams intern Carlos Polk: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, assistant special teams coach

Cowboys' coaching staff tracker

January, 22, 2014
Jan 22
12:45
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IRVING, Texas -- Since we parsed Jerry Jones' words Tuesday about the current state of the Dallas Cowboys offensive and defensive coordinators, let's parse what head coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday when it came to Monte Kiffin and Bill Callahan.

Like Jones, Garrett said both are under contract for 2014. Unlike Jones, however, Garrett said roles could change, but he would not elaborate.

What does it mean? Maybe everything. Maybe nothing.

Kiffin, who turns 74 next month, has said repeatedly he is not retiring. Could the Cowboys move him to a consultant role like they did with assistant head coach/wide receivers Jimmy Robinson last year? Robinson was not spotted at one practice in the offseason, during training camp or during the season. He is in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl looking for a job in 2014.

Given how Jones and Garrett handled the announcement of Callahan as playcaller last year, first with Jones saying it, then Garrett denying it only to come back a day or two later and say, indeed, Callahan would call plays, this is shaping up as an only-with-the-Cowboys situation.

With that in mind, let's look at the current state of the staff:

Head coach: Jason Garrett

Offensive coordinator/offensive line coach: Bill Callahan
Defensive coordinator: Monte Kiffin

Quarterbacks: Wade Wilson
Running backs: Gary Brown
Wide receivers: Derek Dooley
Tight ends: Vacant
Assistant offensive line: Frank Pollack
Offensive quality control/wide receivers: Keith O'Quinn
Offensive assistant: Vacant

Defensive line: Rod Marinelli
Linebackers: Matt Eberflus
Secondary: Jerome Henderson
Defensive assistant/defensive line: Leon Lett
Defensive quality control/linebackers: Ben Bloom
Assistant secondary: Joe Baker

Special teams: Rich Bisaccia
Assistant special teams: Vacant

Strength and conditioning: Mike Woicik
Assistant strength and conditioning: Brett Bech
Assistant strength and conditioning: Kendall Smith

Wes Phillips left the Cowboys to be the Washington Redskins tight ends coach. Offensive assistant Dave Borgonzi left for a defensive assistant's job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mikal Smith also worked with the Cowboys secondary last year but did not have a specific title. He joined his father, Lovie, in Tampa Bay. Assistant special teams coach Chris Boniol and the club agreed to part ways, and the Cowboys will likely give that job to Carlos Polk, although Garrett did not confirm the position at the Senior Bowl. Polk served as an intern with the Cowboys in 2013.

Coaches like Bloom, Baker, O'Quinn and Woicik would need new deals to remain with the team in 2014.

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