FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys have made major alterations to their roster this offseason. Last weekend’s minicamp offered a first look at the 2018 rookie class.
Yet defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli believes the team’s best offseason addition might be new defensive passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Kris Richard, formerly in charge of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary.
“I think he might be as good as any acquisition coming in. I mean that,” Marinelli said. “This guy’s really good. He did a terrific job in Seattle, the resume’s in the tape. But he brings energy, a great deal of intensity, toughness. He can relate really well to these players. That’s what I really like.”
The passing game coordinator position is important to Marinelli’s defense because it fosters better communication between the front seven and secondary. He holds Matt Eberflus in the highest regard and needed a replacement when Eberflus took the Colts’ defensive coordinator job.
Richard also takes over for Joe Baker as defensive backs coach. The secondary is among the youngest groups on the roster, with five returning contributors…