The Philadelphia Eagles added former Dallas
Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart to their coaching staff
Stewart will be a special assistant to the defense, working
primarily with the secondary. Sean McDermott, the secondary coach
last season, now is running the defense while defensive coordinator
Jim Johnson is on an indefinite leave of absence to continue
treatment for a cancerous tumor on his spine.
Stewart spent the last two seasons as the Cowboys' defensive
coordinator. He was fired after a 44-6 loss at Philadelphia the
final week cost Dallas a playoff spot. The Cowboys gave up 22.8
points per game last year, 20th in the league.
Dallas ranked in the top 10 in yards allowed both seasons under