FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys officially had a press conference to announce Mike McCarthy as the new head coach. Since then, nothing has been official from the organization, although according to reports McCarthy is getting close to rounding out his entire staff on both sides of the ball.
The latest reports indicate a familiar face could be returning to the Cowboys sideline. According to multiple reports, Skip Peete is expected to become the team's new running backs coach. Peete held the position from 2007-12, starting out on Wade Phillips' staff in 2007 and staying on under Jason Garrett for two more seasons.
The Cowboys' recent running backs coach, Gary Brown, has coached the position from 2013-18 but his contract expired after the 2019 season.
Peete would obviously be a new voice for Ezekiel Elliott, who is coming off his third 1,000-yard rushing season in four years. But he's no stranger to coaching talented backs. Most recently, Peete was in Los Angeles as the Rams' running back coach, working directly with Todd Gurley. In his first stint with the Cowboys, Peete coached the likes of Julius Jones, Marion Barber, Felix Jones and even DeMarco Murray for two seasons.
While Peete is technically a new hire for McCarthy, he would be one of the few coaches with familiarity with the organization. Reportedly, only Kellen Moore and Doug Nussmeier, who is moving from tight ends to quarterbacks coach, were on last year's offensive staff.
Again, the Cowboys should be getting close to making official announcements regarding the entire staff.