The Dallas Cowboys have a meeting scheduled with former head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, Al Golden, to fill a position on Jason Garrett’s staff for the next season. The Cowboys are likely interviewing Golden to potentially fill a spot as a secondary coach for the Cowboys.
Golden was the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes most recently before being terminated in October of this past college football season after having coached the team to a 32-25 record during his tenure with the Hurricanes.
The opening as a secondary coach came about when Dallas’ former secondary coach, Jerome Henderson, took a position with the Atlanta Falcons.
Golden brings a lot of coaching experience to wherever he will end up. Having extra coaching experience on staff can definitely help players improve and develop, and coming from a collegiate program, Golden may be more tailored to helping some of the younger defensive backs on the roster develop faster.
“He’s somebody that we’ll talk to,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “I don’t know if he’s going to join (the staff), but we’re going to be interviewing him. There will be several names (that) start to pop up in terms of possible additions to our staff after we lost Jerome.”
The Dallas Cowboys are not likely to be the only team interested in acquiring the services of a coach like Al Golden, but this is the first meeting with the coach that we have heard about.
As some teams advance further into their off-seasons, we will begin seeing more coaching interviews and positions becoming available and teams looking to find solutions to their coaching needs.
The Dallas Cowboys are looking to find a coach to help their secondary improve as they hope to improve on their performance this season and become more competitive in the NFC East and pursue a playoff berth next year in the NFL.
Al Golden did not have the most successful tenure as a coach in Miami, but has found some success on the defensive side of the ball before. Al Golden was the linebackers coach at both Boston College and Penn State, and has been a defensive coordinator at the University of Virginia.
While he does not have specific experience as a secondary coach, Golden’s experience on the defensive side of the ball would certainly be an asset to any team that he ends up coaching for, and he may find a home in Dallas.