The Dallas Cowboys have seen a mass exodus of coaching assistants on the offensive side of the football, and running backs coach Gary Brown was thought to be one of them sometime in the near future. He was rumored to be heading out to join Jon Gruden in Oakland. It looks like he’s staying put after Oakland and Houston showed interest.
Brown has been coaching the running backs since 2013, and has had a couple of big successes with players like DeMarco Murray and Ezekiel Elliott. Of course, those guys had a bunch of talent and were running behind a pretty good line. But, Todd Archer reminds us that Brown has had some success with lesser talents, too.
In 2015, Darren McFadden finished fourth in the NFL in rushing with 1,089 yards despite not becoming the lead back until the sixth game of the season.