After a decent bit of speculation, sources in contact with ESPN Dallas say that secondary coach Dave Campo will not return to the Cowboys in 2012.
Campo’s latest stint with the Cowboys dates back to 2008, but his history with the team runs a lot deeper than that. He has spent 18 of his 23 seasons in the NFL with the Cowboys, was a member of Jimmy Johnson’s original staff here, winning three Super Bowl rings with the team, and even served as head coach for three seasons (going 5-11 in each, from 2000-2002).
As of the end of this season (or the week 17 loss to the Giants, a game that saw Campo’s secondary get outclassed by New York’s receivers), Campo’s contract was up. This season saw Dallas finish with the 23rd ranked passing defense in the league for the second consecutive season, and, obviously, the team decided that Campo was expendable.
This report, assuming it holds up, could mark the beginning of a series of changes for Dallas, as Jerry Jones hinted over the weekend.
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