Cowboys News: Dallas hires former discarded draft target, Trevon Diggs recruiting
By Jerry Trotta
The Dallas Cowboys are making coaching hires left and right after they dismissed several members of Mike McCarthy’s staff after the season.
On Tuesday, Dallas reached an agreement with longtime Dan Quinn disciple Will Harriger. Harriger spent this past season as an offensive assistant at USC, and it’s widely understood he worked almost exclusively with QB Caleb Williams, the Heisman Trophy winner and projected 2024 first overall pick.
Fast forward 48 hours and ESPN broke the news that the Cowboys hired former rejected draft target Sharrif Floyd.
A former first-round pick of the Vikings in 2013, Floyd played two seasons in college at Florida under then-defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
Floyd’s NFL career was cut short due to nerve damage following a 2016 knee surgery, and has since made the transition into the coaching field. He even interned with the Cowboys at training camp this past season.
Floyd will serve as Dallas’ assistant defensive line/quality control coach.
More Cowboys News:
- Floyd is also a former Cowboys draft target. In need of a defensive tackle, Dallas had the former Gator high on their 2013 draft board, but there was miscommunication between the scouting team, coaches, and front office in regard to whether Floyd was the right fit for the defensive scheme.
- The Cowboys ultimately traded back to draft Travis Frederick, and that disconnect led to the promotion of Will McClay to assistant director of player personnel. McClay is now vice president of player personnel, and has done exceptional work overseeing Dallas’ drafting process.
- Trevon Diggs tugged on Cowboys Nation’s heartstrings after the Pro Bowl by urging fans to recruit his brother, Bills star receiver Stefon Diggs, to Dallas. Diggs followed that by re-posting a fan’s edit of his brother in a Cowboys uniform to his Instagram story this week. A brotherly reunion isn’t likely, but you can book Dallas as the top landing spot if the elder Diggs ever runs his course in Buffalo.
- Forgotten WR Calvin Ridley has applied for NFL reinstatement from his indefinite suspension for gambling. The Jaguars traded for Ridley in November for a 2023 fifth-round pick and a conditional 2024 fourth-round pick that could morph into a second-rounder if the Jags extend the wideout. Ridley posted 90 catches for 1,375 yards and nine TDs in his last full season in 2020.
- Saints RB Alvin Kamara, Bengals CB Chris Lammons, and two other men were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit battery and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm. The incident occurred at a Las Vegas nightclub. Kamara played the entire 2022 season with these charges looming.