The Dallas Cowboys made it official with Gary Brown on Monday, announcing him as the team’s new running backs coach.
Brown replaces Skip Peete, who was the first member of the Dallas staff to be canned following a second consecutive 8-8 season, and for obvious reasons. In a season that saw starter DeMarco Murray struggle to return from a midseason foot injury, the Cowboys finished 2012 as the second-worst rushing team in the league.
After being fired by Dallas, Peete found a new gig with with the Chicago Bears (who also gave ousted special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis his new job).
After an eight-year playing career in the NFL, Brown began his coaching career at Lycoming College, before moving on to Susquehanna University and, finally, Rutgers. After Rutgers, he made the jump to the NFL, and served as the Cleveland Browns running backs coach for the past four seasons.
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