The Cowboys offense will be a force to reckoned with for years to come with last season’s rookie sensations Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott carrying the load.
But it’s the defense that owner Jerry Jones wants to shore up to get Dallas back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1996.
Jones recently joined ESPN Dallas 103.3’s J Dub City and talked specifically about bringing a disruptive pass rusher either in the draft or free agency.
The moves come a day after offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan accepted a job as head coach of the 49ers.
Smith, 61, and Cox, 48, had worked under Falcons head coach Dan Quinn since Quinn’s arrival from the Seahawks in 2015. But the unit has struggled, ranking 16th and 25th in total defense. The Patriots put up 546 yards in total offense on the Falcons for their fifth championship, but it’s Cheap Ireland Jerseys possible Smith and Cox may have been let go regardless of the outcome.
The report said Smith may yet be reassigned to another position.
Earlier Tuesday, the Falcons announced Steve Sarkisian would replace Shanahan as offensive coordinator, a role he has not held at the NFL level. Sarkisian was head coach at the college level with Washington (2009-13) and USC (2014-15) before serving as Alabama’s offensive coordinator in the College Football Playoff national title game.