Cowboys May Promote Kris Richard To DC, Give Rod Marinelli Defensive Advisor Role



Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys love defensive play-caller Kris Richard and the team is expected to look into elevating him to defensive coordinator with Rod Marinelli moving to a senior defensive role.

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports mentions that the Cowboys may attempt to promote Kris Richard to defensive coordinator after coming in a “strong second” to Brian Flores for the Dolphins’ head coach job.

From there, Robinson says Dallas may give Rod Marinelli a senior defensive advisor role.

The Cowboys are clearly very high on Richard, who has done a great job with their defense since arriving in Dallas last year. He’s considered a future head coach, so it would not be surprising to see him as a popular candidate in next year’s coaching cycle.

Richard, 39, began his coaching career with the Seahawks back in 2008 as a graduate assistant. He worked his way up to defensive in 2015 and spent the three seasons in charge of the Seahawks’ defense before parting ways last year.

The Cowboys later hired Richard as their defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator.

We’ll have more regarding the Cowboys and Richard as the news is available.

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