Rich Bisaccia has officially left Auburn and will become the Cowboys’ new special teams coordinator, the Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
“Rich had an offer that he felt he could not turn down and we wish him nothing but the best,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Friday in a statement.
The Cowboys had zeroed in on Bisaccia to be their new special teams coordinator but had to deal with a hefty buyout in Bisaccia’s Auburn contract.
Bisaccia, 52, coached the San Diego Chargers special teams the last two seasons after spending the previous nine seasons coaching with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Cowboys also interviewed former Buffalo Bills special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven and former Tennessee Titans special teams coordinator Alan Lowry for the job. Both had previously coached for the Cowboys.
Bisaccia was hired Jan. 3 to be Auburn’s assistant coach in charge of special teams and running backs