Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 1/9/12
Dave Campo is apparently going to take the fall for the poor performance of the Dallas Cowboys secondary this season. Reports surfaced Monday that the assistant coach will not be back next season after the Cowboys finished 23rd in the NFL in pass defense (244.1 yards per game). Firing Campo is justified, but fans should hope that the club won’t stop there as it attempts to bolster it’s sorry defense. Safety Abe Elam is a free agent and cornerback Terence Newman is an aging veteran who could become a salary cap casualty. If the Cowboys are serious about improving defensively, neither should return in 2012. Under new coordinator Rob Ryan, Dallas surrendered the second most passing yards in franchise history in 2011. Citing sources, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the rest of the coaching staff is expected to remain intact. Campo, whose contract expires next month, was part of the Jimmy Johnson-led coaching staff that molded the Cowboys into Super Bowl winners in the first half o...
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