Friday, January 15, 2010

Back to the Cowboys for Coach P

By Donnie Webb / The Post-Standard
January 15, 2010, 12:50PM

Syracuse, NY -- Former Syracuse University head football coach Paul Pasqualoni is returning to Dallas where he has been hired to coach the defensive line of the Cowboys, according to

Pasqualoni was recently fired as defensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. The job in Dallas opened because Cowboy assistant Todd Grantham is leaving to become defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia.

The web site reports Pasqualoni was already on the job in Dallas on Friday. Nick Eagman's blog via says Pasqualoni will travel with the team to Minnesota for its playoff game with the Vikings (where he can say hi to former SU assistants Kevin Rogers and Chris White)..

From Rob Phillips at Owner Jerry Jones made a phone call to Pasqualoni during Thursday's practice at Cowboys Stadium, "and boom, it was done," head coach Wade Phillips said.

"Having Jerry, he gets things done, and that's really important."

Pasqualoni served as Syracuse's head football coach from 1991-2004. He compiled an overall record of 107-59-1. After being dismissed from Syracuse, Pasqualoni was hired by the Cowboys. He coached the tight ends in 2005 and the linebackers in 2006-2007, He served as defensive coordinator of the Dolphins the last two seasons.