On Friday, the Dallas Cowboys announced the hiring of Rich Bisaccia as the new special teams coach.
The Cowboys snatched Bisaccia away from Auburn University just 22 days after he’d signed on to be their assistant head coach and special teams coordinator.
“Rich had an offer that he felt he could not turn down, and we wish him nothing but the best,” Auburn head coach Arthur G. Malzahn III said.
Bisaccia is replacing the departed Joe DeCamillis, who took the same position with the Chicago Bears. Prior to his brief stop at Auburn, Bisaccia spent the last two seasons with the San Diego Chargers. From 2002-10, he was the special teams coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bisaccia is the third former Buccaneers coach hired by the Cowboys this offseason, joining the likes of Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli. With the hiring, a decision regarding the status of assistant special teams and kickers coach Chris Boniol is expected to be made. Under Boniol’s guidance, the Cowboys have developed one of the best young kickers in the game, and would be foolish to let him go in my opinion.
The last thing the Cowboys need is their kicker, who seems to be the most consistent player on the team, to suddenly start missing kicks like Billy Cundiff did once Bill Parcells got rid of then special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman.
The Cowboys will also have to make a decision on wide receivers coach Jimmy Robinson’s future, Wes Phillips’ future and hire a running backs coach and a tight ends coach in the near future.
I don’t know about you, but I get the feeling that Jerry Jones doesn’t believe in the “process,” and he’s not on board for “stacking good practices on top of good practices” anymore. I see this as Jerry laying the foundation to try and lure in another former Buccaneers coach, who also happens to be a red head.