Could this be the beginning of more changes coming to Dallas. Change seems to be the word of the year for Dallas fans, and Joe DeCamillis should bring an instant vigor to our shameful special teams unit right now. Looks like he worked with Phillips at his other stops as well, so there should be some trust and familiarity there.
DMN Blog has more here:
Wade Phillips’ first sign of change is bringing in Joe DeCamillis as his special teams coach to replace Bruce Read.
Phillips and DeCamillis were assistants together in Denver and Atlanta.
DeCamillis spent the last two years as Jacksonville’s special teams’ coordinator. He has run special teams’ units since 1993 with the New York Giants (1993-96) and Atlanta (1997-2006) before moving on to the Jaguars.
Jacksonville led the NFL in opponents’ starting position after a kickoff (24.5) in 2008. Opposing teams averaged 19.9 yards per kick return and 8.1 yards per punt return, compared to the 21.3 yards per kick return and 10.5 yards per punt return the Cowboys allowed under Read.
Jacksonville’s returners averaged 22.5 yards on kicks and 9.5 yards on punts. The Cowboys’ averaged 22.2 yards per kick and 6.4 per punt. (DMN)