McCarthy: ‘This is the hardest part of the business.’ Dallas Cowboys part ways with 6 coaches

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff will look different next season. The team announced on Thursday that they did not renew the contracts for six coaches on Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s staff. 

The coaches listed in the statement include assistant head coach Rob David, senior defensive assistant George Edwards, assistant defensive line coach and former Cowboys player Leon Lett, running backs coach Skip Peet, offensive line coach Joe Philbin and quality control analytics coach Kyle Valero. 

“We thank these men for their hard work, dedication, and contributions to the Cowboys. Each of them represented our team and organization at a high, professional level with class and commitment to making our team better,” McCarthy said.  “These were difficult decisions to make because of the great respect I have for each of them as coach and person of character, combined with the experiences we’ve all gone through together. This is the hardest part of the business and we wish them nothing but the best.”

The Dallas Cowboys and HC Mike McCarthy parting ways with six assistant coaches, including Leon Lett, Skip Peete and Joe Philbin #Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys avoided another one-and-done playoff run by decisively beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14 in the NFC wild-card game on January 16 however they couldn’t sustain the momentum and lost 19-12 the following week to the San Francisco 49ers. 

According to CBS Sports, the Cowboys have made twelve consecutive playoff runs without making it to the conference championship game, giving them the dubious distinction of being the only NFL team to do that.