Paul Pasqualoni Hired By Dallas Cowboys as Defensive Line Coach

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIJanuary 15, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9:  Head coach Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 34-14 during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys have once again hired Paul Pasqualoni.  Starting next season, the former Syracuse University head football coach will serve as Dallas' defensive line coach. 

Pasqualoni served as tight ends coach for the Cowboys in 2005, then linebackers coach the next two seasons.  He left Dallas to become defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins in 2008.  He was fired from that position this week after two seasons.

Dallas head coach Wade Phillips hired Pasqualoni to replace current defensive line coach Todd Grantham, who will leave after the season to become defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia.

"It happened very, very quickly," Pasqualoni said. "To come back and be part of this is very exciting to me. It doesn't happen very often, and I'm excited and really looking forward to it."

The Cowboys visit Minnesota on Sunday in the NFC Division Playoff.

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