Cowboys Interviewing Falcons Secondary Coach Joe Whitt Jr For Defensive Coordinator Job


Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys will interview Falcons secondary/defensive pass game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr for their defensive coordinator job. 

Joe Whitt Jr

Whitt Jr has ties to Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy from their time together with the Packers. 

The Cowboys opted to fire Mike Nolan and Jim Tomsulta on Friday following a disappointing season for the team’s defense. 

Whitt, 42, began his coaching career at Auburn back in 2000 as an assistant-receivers coach. From there, he worked for the Citadel and Louisville before taking his first NFL coaching job with the Falcons in 2007.

After one season in Atlanta, the Packers hired Whitt as their defensive quality control coach for the 2008 season before promoting him to cornerbacks coach in 2009. He eventually worked his way up to defensive passing-game coordinator in 2018.

However, the Packers elected to part ways with Whitt shortly after they hired Matt LaFleur as their new head coach. He joined the Browns in 2019 before the Falcons hired him as defensive passing game coordinator their last year. 

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12 days ago

McCarthy needs to stop this bs hires of his past buddies. Nolan’s defense was terrible, so how does Dallas plan to improve it, by looking at Whitt as a possible replacement. Are they serious? Whitt was the Falcons defensive pass coordinator, all they did was lead the league as the worst pass defense, giving up 294 yards per game. Tie that in with the Cowboys worst run defence and Cowboys better hope they score 40plus points per game just to stay in it. This is one time I really wouldn’t mind Jones sticking his nose in and saying no to… Read more »

Last edited 12 days ago by Ken