February 26, 2024

Report: Mike Zimmer’s deal with Cowboys now done

Mike Zimmer’s deal with the Cowboys wasn’t done till it was done, nevertheless it’s now done.

According to a number of studies, Zimmer and the Cowboys have an settlement to make him their new defensive coordinator. It got here 4 days after studies of Zimmer’s hiring first surfaced and a day after Rex Ryan introduced he nonetheless was within the operating for the job.

Zimmer, 67, coached beneath 4 head coaches in 13 years with the Cowboys.

“I’m excited and honored to be back with a great organization,” Zimmer advised Ed Werder of ESPN. “I’m thrilled to work with Mike McCarthy, for whom I have had a ton of respect in our NFC North days, and to do anything I can do to help the Joneses and the Cowboys.”

Zimmer final coached within the NFL in 2021 in his ultimate season because the Vikings’ head coach. He was in Minnesota from 2014-21, going 72-56-1 with three playoff appearances and one journey to the NFC Championship Game.

But Zimmer made his identify with the Cowboys.

He joined the group in 1994 as assistant coach of the nickel protection beneath Barry Switzer, was promoted to defensive backs coach in 1995 and served in that function till the Cowboys promoted him to defensive coordinator in 2000.

Zimmer is changing Dan Quinn, who left to grow to be head coach of the Commanders.

In 2000-21, as both a defensive coordinator or a head coach, Zimmer’s unit has ranked within the prime 10 in yards allowed 10 instances and within the prime 10 in factors allowed 10 instances.