The Cowboys’ poor defensive efficiency in 2020 has resulted in a training employees shakeup.
Dallas on Friday fired coordinator Mike Nolan and line coach Jim Tomsula. The strikes got here lower than per week after the staff completed 6-10 and did not make the NFL playoffs.
Nolan’s protection was tormented by accidents and ineffectiveness all season, beginning with sort out Gerald McCoy’s season-ending damage in coaching camp. The staff allowed a franchise-worst 473 factors within the 16-game common season. That determine put them 28th within the NFL in scoring protection.
The unit additionally was 31st in opposition to the run, a probable main consider Tomsula being let go.
Earlier within the day, head coach Mike McCarthy was noncommittal about doable adjustments to his employees.
“We’re engaged on all of the coaches,” McCarthy mentioned in an interview with Dallas radio station KRLD. “That is what this course of is about. You have to take the emotion out of the frustration of what 6-10 is, no matter COVID, and all the opposite challenges we had. I feel it is essential to place every part on the desk and that is what this course of is, and it is the identical one we have finished yearly as a head coach. I feel you need to do it this manner.”
Weeks 2-6 had been the worst stretch for the protection by way of scoring. Beginning with a wild comeback win over the Falcons in Week 2, the unit allowed 39, 38, 49, 34 and 38 factors whereas going 2-3. General, Dallas allowed 20 or extra factors in 14 of 16 video games in 2020.
Dallas has not named replacements for Nolan or Tomsula.