There has been yet another coaching change in the NFL this afternoon. According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, the Dallas Cowboys will bring in former New York Giants tight end coach Mike Pope to coach the same position. The hiring comes five days after tight end coach Wes Phillips was hired by the Washington Redskins.
Pope has had quite the successful coaching career. He served on the New York Giants coaching staff for all of their four Super Bowl victories. He has also greatly contributed to the success of tight ends such as Jeremy Shockey, Kevin Boss and Jake Ballard.
With Jason Witten already on the roster, this is a big time signing for the Cowboys. Pope is going to enjoy having such a reliable target and will also look to get Gavin Escobar a little bit more involved in the offense next season.