The Dallas Cowboys officially introduced Rich Bisaccia as their new special teams coordinator on Wednesday afternoon, just a few days after the team bought Bisaccia out of his contract with the University of Auburn. He agreed to become the Tigers’ special teams coach back on January 3, but opted to bail on the deal when Dallas came calling.
Bisaccia was one of three coaches interviewed by Dallas as a potential replacement for the Chicago-bound Joe DeCamillis, with Bruce DeHaven and Alan Lowry--each of whom has served as the Cowboys’ special teams coach in the past--being the others.
After serving nine seasons as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers special teams coach, Bisaccia spent the last two years in charge of the San Diego Chargers’ special teams. Head coach Jason Garrett said in a statement Wednesday that Bisaccia’s track record in the NFL set him apart.
“Rich has been among the top special teams coordinators in the NFL for the last decade,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He combines a tremendous amount of expertise to go along with outstanding teaching ability. His enthusiasm and passion for the game are infectious, and his units play with a relentless spirit that we believe is so important. I have had a chance to be around him and see firsthand how significant his impact can be in such a critical part of the game. We’re fortunate to be able to add him to our staff.”
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