Am I forgetting some Special Team stats that are impressive from the last few years? I don’t think so!
Our Special Teams have been less than impressive for a long time.
Back in 1990, Jimmy Johnson hired Joe Avezzano to lead the Special Teams. I remember his teams having that spark that made you sit on the edge of your seat when the punt or kickoff returner caught the ball. Do you remember all of those runbacks in the 90s?
It seems like since Avezzano left in 2003, when Bill Parcells took over, our Special Teams have the talent but not the coaching to give them that spark. I think we need Joe Avezzano back.
I mean come on, he is the only coach to win three Special Team Coach of the year awards. In 1991 the Cowboys led the NFL scoring with 20 points and kick off return average of 21.7 yards. Wouldn’t it be great to have that SPARK back?
Avezzano hasn’t coached in the NFL since 2005 after being released by the Oakland Raiders. He currently is owner of “Coach Joe’s” Bar and Grill in Frisco, Texas.