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June 07, 2013

Bisaccia's influence as new special teams coach evident as Cowboys modify training camp schedule

The Cowboys are going to build in more special teams work into the regular practice at training camp, and they could look to starters more, coach Jason Garrett said. It’s part of the influence of new special teams coach Rich Bisaccia.

“Really deferred to him on that,” Garrett said. “If you’ve been around football, you’ve done it every single way possible. You can start with regular practice, do all your special teams before practice, some in the middle, some before, some after. Joe D liked doing it all before practice and then having a little segment in practice. So we’ve done it lots of different ways.”

Last year at training camp, the Cowboys had a 30-minute special teams period before the regular practice. The special teams players came out at 2:30 (California time), and the regular practice began at 3.

This year, the Cowboys pushed back the start of practice to 4 p.m. (again, California time) and will start with 15 minutes of special teams work.

“Everybody will be out there,” Garrett said. “It’ll be a 15-minute segment, and we’ll have some special teams segments within practice.”

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