Cowboys hire Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator
The Cowboys have hired Brian Schottenheimer as their new offensive coordinator, the team announced Saturday.
Schottenheimer, 49, will enter his 25th NFL season in Dallas — his 14th as an OC. He worked as a consultant for the Cowboys last season. He replaces fired offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and head coach Mike McCarthy will handle call-in duties.
“I am thrilled and grateful for this exciting opportunity and accept the high standards and expectations that come with this role and the Dallas Cowboys organization,” Schottenheimer said in a statement. “Having a great respect and long-standing appreciation for Mike McCarthy as a person, a leader and a head coach makes this a very fulfilling and compelling time for me. The ability to win with great teammates who share the same goals and the alignment on how to achieve them makes this special for me and I’m very grateful for that.
His OC career started with the Jets from 2006 to 2011, helping the team to a 52-45 record. He developed under head coaches Eric Mangini and Rex Ryan, and worked with quarterbacks Chad Pennington, Brett Favre, Mark Sanchez and Kellen Clemens.
Schottenheimer made three playoff series with the Jets in six years, including the 2009 and 2010 AFC Championship games. Former Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano replaced Schottenheimer in 2011 after the Jets finished with a record of 8-8 and have suffered a poor performance of the season from Sanchez.
After the Jets, he led the Rams’ offense from 2012 to 2014 in St. Louis before moving to Georgia as offensive coordinator in 2015. After a year, Schottenheimer assumed the role of quarterback coach for the Colts in 2016 and 2017, then joined the Seahawks in 2018 for three years as offensive coordinator. Schottenheimer has spent 2021 as the Jaguars passing game coordinator under Urban Meyer.
The Cowboys will need Schottenheimer’s expertise after they fell flat in the playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round. McCarthy spent six seasons working for Schottenheimer’s father, Marty, with the Chiefs for six seasons beginning in 1993.
“I’m very pleased to have Brian take on this key role on our team,” McCarthy said. “He has already been an important part of our staff and has a great understanding of where we are and where we want to go.”
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