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February 05, 2013

Cowboys bring in assistant OL coach, perhaps to lighten Callahan's load, and put Wes Phillips in charge of TEs

The Cowboys announced two more additions to the coaching staff, naming Wes Phillips tight ends coach and former 49ers lineman Frank Pollack assistant offensive line coach.

The hiring of Pollack is presumably part of an effort to free up offensive line coach Bill Callahan for more duties. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have talked about Callahan’s role in play-calling next season.

Phillips’ addition is no surprise, and he is no stranger to the Cowboys. He is the son of former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips and has been with the organization for six years, starting in 2007 as an offensive quality control coach.

Pollack, 45, joins the Cowboys after spending last year as the Raiders’ offensive line coach. He spent the previous five seasons as the Texans’ assistant offensive line coach, working with All-Pro left tackle Duane Brown and Pro Bowl center Chris Myers.

Pollack began coaching at his alma mater, Northern Arizona, in 2006 as the co-offensive line coach. He is a former sixth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers (1990) and played for the team for two years and Denver for two years before returning to the 49ers for his final five seasons, including a Super Bowl championship.

The Cowboys still have a vacancy for running backs coach.

Monday, the team announced the hiring of Derek Dooley as receivers coach.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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Instead of hiring all these useless position coaches how about firing all of the O-line players with the exception of Smith and get some who can and will play? I don't care how good the coach is...if he has second rate players he will have a second rate team....

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