NFC Foe May Surprisingly Steal Cowboys Assistant Days After Hiring: Report

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The Robert Prince era with the Dallas Cowboys may be over before it started. The Cowboys announced the hiring of Prince on February 9 as the team’s new wide receivers coach.

Just one day later, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that Prince would interview on February 11 to be the Saints’ new offensive coordinator. After countless rumors that the Cowboys could try to make a deal for Sean Payton, it is the Saints that may be poaching Prince from Dallas’ staff. The Saints’ job would be a promotion for Prince, but the timing is surprising given that he just joined the Cowboys.

“The Saints will interview Cowboys WR coach Robert Prince for their offensive coordinator job Friday, source said,” Pelissero tweeted on February 10.

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The Cowboys Hired Prince After Henry Declined to Return: Report

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Prince was initially hired after former receivers coach Adam Henry declined to return to Dallas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill tweeted on February 7. The newest Cowboys assistant was the wide receivers coach with the Texans last season. Prince was also part of the Boise State staff during Kellen Moore’s final season as BSU quarterback.

“Per source, Adam Henry was offered a new contract and declined,” Hill tweeted. “So the Cowboys pivoted to Prince.”

Quinn & Moore Are Expected to Return to the Cowboys for 2022

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones initially declined to publicly give head coach Mike McCarthy job security, but Jones eventually confirmed that McCarthy would be back in 2022.

McCarthy will be re-joined by defensive coordinator Dan Quinn after he participated in several interviews for NFL head coaching vacancies. Pelissero reported on January 27 that Quinn informed the Cowboys that he would be returning to Dallas next season. The Cowboys are also expecting Moore to return as offensive coordinator after the Dolphins hired Mike McDaniel as their new head coach.

The Cowboys Are Not Expected to Make Major Changes to the Coaching Staff

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While Jones alluded to potential changeover with some of the position coaches, the Cowboys owner emphasized he did not expect any major changes to the staff this offseason.

“Well, everybody that I want under contract’s under contract and maybe some that are under contract that might have a change,” Jones told reporters February 2 during Senior Bowl week. “But still, everybody that’s under contract, so I’m finalized. The only thing left for me is to respond if there becomes a change, and again I can’t speak to Kellen’s [Moore] situation and maybe some individual position [coaches]. But as far as I’m concerned, and I said this last week, I’ve got everybody under contract that I’m good with.”

The Cowboys Wide Receiver Group Could Look a Lot Different in 2022

Whether their coach is Prince or someone else, the players in the Cowboys’ receiving unit could look a lot different in 2022. Dallas 105.3 the Fan’s Bobby Belt reported on February 4 that “things are heading” toward Amari Cooper becoming a cap casualty this offseason. During an exclusive interview with Heavy on February 9, Michael Gallup said he hopes to land a lucrative deal in free agency.

“I hope I did enough here in Dallas over the last four years to get what I deserve,” Gallup noted. “I know this past year wasn’t the best for me or anything, but I hope I’ve done enough and put enough on film to where the injury that I just had isn’t going to weigh me down too much. So, that’s what I’m hoping to get out of free agency.”

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