Cowboys Won’t Retain Kris Richard

The Cowboys won’t retain defensive passing game coordinator/secondary coach Kris Richard or quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News hears. While new head coach Mike McCarthy looks to fill those vacancies, the shakeup could give Richard an opportunity to return to a defensive coordinator position elsewhere.

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Richard was in the mix for the Giants’ head coaching vacancy and was a finalist for the Dolphins’ HC job last year, before that went to Brian Flores. And, before Jason Garrett was ousted in Dallas, many believed that Richard was next in line to take over as the Cowboys’ DC to eventually replace Rod Marinelli.

Richard’s fate was more or less sealed over the weekend when the Cowboys hired Maurice Linguist away from Texas A&M to manage their secondary. In other Cowboys news, safety Jeff Heath recently underwent shoulder surgery that could impact his Cowboys future.

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    • B-Minus21

      After 2018 season, I thought he had a real shot to be the next HC after Garrett. But this season really hurt his stock IMO. If this happened after last season, I’d agree it would be a mistake, but my opinion has changed over the last 6 months or so.

      • sovietcanuckistanian

        fair enough. truthfully, i wonder if he got a little complacent waiting to be handed the job? not so much mailed it in job wise, but more let the potential promotion make him giddy and distract him from some of the basics of the job at hand?

      • of9376

        Richard got a bad rap. He was stuck with Marinelli and there seemed to be confusion as to who was actually in-charge.

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