It's official...Bledsoe is gone, Cowboys have a Defensive Coordinator
ESPN, dallascowboys.com, and NFL.com are reporting that Drew Bledsoe was released today along with tight end Ryan Hannam and guard E.J. Whitley.
According to dallascowboys.com, here's the list of the coaching staff..
Wide Receivers Coach: Ray Sherman
With 19 years of coaching experience, Sherman not only will help at wide receiver, where he has coached the last two years in Tennessee and the previous five in Green Bay, but he can be a pretty versatile assistant, having also served as an offensive coordinator, along with coaching running backs and tight ends in the NFL.
Assistant Linebacker Coach: Dat Nguyen
Nguyen, a seven-year veteran linebacker for the Cowboys, retired last off-season because of a neck injury. Nguyen will train under linebackers coach Paul Pasqualoni while also handling his defensive quality control duties.
Special Teams Coach: Bruce Read
He served as special teams coach for the Giants and Chargers for five years. But recently, Read has had major success in college, coaching Oregon State record-setters such as return specialist Sammie Stroughter and kicker Alexis Serna, the 2005 Lou Groza Award winner.
Running Back Coach: Skip Peete
About Peete: The brother of former veteran quarterback Rodney Peete, who played a year here in Dallas (1994), has made a name for himself in the coaching ranks. Skip Peete spent the last eight years coaching running backs for the Oakland Raiders. He also has experience in college, coaching running backs two years at UCLA and wide receivers at Michigan State and Rutgers.
Tight End Coach: John Garrett (Jason's Brother)
Wide Receivers coach at University of Virginia
Quarterback Coach: Wade Wilson
About Wilson: It's hard to consider Wilson a new coach since he not only handled Cowboys quarterbacks from 2000-02, but also served as the Cowboys' backup quarterback for three years (1995-97). A former teammate of Jason Garrett, Wilson shouldn't have any problems fitting back onto the staff, not to mention tutoring quarterback Tony Romo. Wilson is used to coaching young quarterbacks, working with Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson in Dallas, and then Hutchinson again in Chicago, along with Rex Grossman(Oh shit! That's not good!).
Offensive Quality Control: Wesley Phillips
Son of Wade. After serving as quarterbacks coach at West Texas A&M and most recently Baylor, the former UTEP quarterback will start his first NFL gig at the bottom of the staff, regardless of his ties with the man in charge. He will be an offensive assistant, but mainly in charge of the offensive quality control, which entails breaking down film of the Cowboys' upcoming opponents.
Defensive Coordinator: Brian Stewart
Since Phillips landed the job, the Cowboys have tried to pry Stewart away from San Diego. Stewart had been the Chargers' secondary coach under Phillips, the team's defensive coordinator.