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Crushing news: Former Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano has died

Joe-AvezzanoWaited on this one, but this is such sad news: Former Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano has died.

Richie Whitt of 105.3 The Fan recently sent out the following Twitter message, "Horrible news out of Italy this morning: Joe Avezzano had a heart attack on the treadmill and passed away." 

The Dallas Cowboys have confirmed this report. Joe was 68.

Joe created quite the cult following when he was hired by Jimmy Johnson as special teams coach back in 1990 for the Cowboys. His expressions and demonstrative nature on the sidelines made him a camera favorite.

In recent years had been working for various local media outlets providing commentary about the Cowboys, and the NFL. He was a tremendously decent man and was highly entertaining to talk to.

Joe was in Italy after he was hired to coach Seamen Milano of a football league in Italy.

Joe was often misconstrued as more of a character than a coach because of his expressions and the way he talked, but the man could coach and loved the profession as much as anyone.


Facebook Mac Engel



RIP Joe. Had the opportunity to work with coach Joe and he was truly a nice guy....


The world is a lesser place without Coach Joe. RIP

Mike Terrizzi

Joe was all that everyone says and more. He was a great coach and leader; but an even better man. Joe will be missed by many. Im thankful to have known him and play for him. RIP Joe I love you

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