Breaking News: Cowboys return’s Mike Zimmer as their DC

Breaking News:  Cowboys return’s Mike Zimmer as their DC

Mike Zimmer, who left the Dallas Cowboys 18 years ago, will return to his role as defensive coordinator,

according to reports from a number of publications on Monday.

The 67-year-old Zimmer served as the Minnesota Vikings’ head coach from 2014 to 21.

Over the last two seasons, he has assisted Deion Sanders in his role as analyst and consultant,

first at Jackson State and then at Colorado last year.

Cowboys bring back Mike Zimmer as DC
Cowboys bring back Mike Zimmer as DC

After serving as an assistant coach for the Cowboys from 1994 to 2006, Zimmer is back,

this time as the defensive coordinator from 2000 to 2006. Before joining the Vikings,

Zimmer played defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals (2008–13) and Atlanta Falcons (2007)

after leaving the Cowboys.

Zimmer told ESPN, “I’m thrilled and honored to be back with such a fantastic organization.” ”

I’m excited to work with head coach Mike McCarthy, whom I have a great deal of respect

for from our NFC North days, and I want to help (owner Jerry Jones)

and the Cowboys in any way that I can.”

Dan Quinn, who served as the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator for the previous three seasons,

was appointed as the Washington Commanders’ head coach.

Ron Rivera and Rex Ryan were two other former head coaches that were being considered

for the Cowboys DC position. On January 8, Rivera was let go as the Commanders’ head coach.

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