The Raiders were interested in hiring Cowboys Special Teams Coordinator Joe DeCamillis as their Special Teams Coordinator while also giving him the Assistant Head Coach title, read here.
The Oakland Raiders were denied permission to interview Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis for an assistant head coaching position, according to a source.
Cowboys assistant coaches are unavailable to speak with the media during the offseason.
Recently hired Raiders coach Dennis Allen worked with DeCamillis in Atlanta from 2002-to-2005 where a good relationship formed. Dan Reeves, DeCamillis’ father-in-law, was the head coach with the Falcons at that time.
“Dan Reeves is another guy that, he brought me into this league and gave me my first opportunity to coach in the National Football League,” Allen said at his introductory news conference with the Raiders regarding mentors of his. “So I’ve got some great resources that I can rely on and lean on in times when I hit a situation where I need some help.”
DeCamillis has a goal of becoming a head coach and is inspired after seeing special teams coaches move into the head coaches role over the years in the NFL.
When was the last time the Dallas Cowboys special teams unit was so good you thought about them as having a hand in helping the team win a game?
Nuff said. They should have allowed him to move on.
Two key moments this past season. The blocked punt against the Jets and the blocked FG when the Cowboys played the Giants at Cowboys Stadium. Those two plays were a big parts of the losses. If the Cowboys finish with a 10-6 record this season they are in the playoffs with an NFC East title.
And I am not saying the players don’t play a role in the poor effort here. But it’s the job of the coach to make sure these guys are prepared to do their jobs. Both of those blocks happened because the players were poorly coached and DeCamillis is the man in charge.
Just another example of this franchise refusing to change something that isn’t working. This man has done nothing in his time on the job to show anyone he’s a key factor in the success or failure of the Cowboys.
Next we will hear he’s getting an extension and a raise from Jerry.