The Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants coaching pipeline has struck again.
Dallas is hiring former Big Blue head coach Ben McAdoo as a consultant, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday. The move reunites McAdoo with Cowboys skipper Mike McCarthy, under whom McAdoo coached tight ends and quarterbacks in Green Bay from 2006 to 2013.
The Cowboys later announced McAdoo’s hire.
McAdoo is best known for coaching the Giants from 2016 to 2017, taking over for longtime coach Tom Coughlin by leading New York to an 11-5 record and a playoff appearance right out of the gate. McAdoo was fired midway through the following season, however, leaving New York with a 13-15 record.
He was the quarterbacks coach for the 1-15 Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020.
McAdoo’s hire by a rival in-division franchise after being let go by his former NFC East club follows the trajectory of another offensive mind: Jason Garrett. Garrett, who spent nine seasons as the full-time head coach in Dallas before parting ways after the 2019 season, was hired as Giants offensive coordinator in 2020.
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