Report: Cowboys Interview Jason Simmons for Defensive Coordinator Position


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The Cowboys interviewed Panthers assistant coach Jason Simmons on Sunday for their vacant defensive coordinator position, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Simmons, 44, is Carolina’s defensive passing game coordinator and high school coach.

Simmons was with Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy in Green Bay. Simmons worked for the Packers from 2011-19, making his debut there as an administrative assistant before moving on to assistant special teams coach and later secondary coach.

He joined the Panthers before the 2020 season.

The Cowboys are also expected to speak with Joe Whitt Jr., Falcons’ secondary coach and passing play coordinator, on Sunday.

Dallas sacked Mike Nolan on Friday.

The Cowboys allowed the worst 473 points in the franchise, surpassing the 436 the 2010 team allowed. The 2,541 rushing yards allowed was just under the team record of 2,636 that the 2000 team had allowed.

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