20 Questions: What does the new receivers coach bring to the team?
05:25 PM CDT on Sunday, July 18, 2004
By MATT MOSLEY / DallasNews.com
When Cowboys coach Bill Parcells says he's going on vacation, he means it. He's done everything but board the windows at Valley Ranch since last month's minicamp.
But with training camp just around the corner, fans are hungry for Cowboys news. And that's why we'll address a different topic every day until the first practice July 31 in Oxnard, Calif.
What does new receivers coach Todd Haley bring to the team?
He immediately became the most intense coach on the staff. With his coarse language and in-your-face style, Haley is a big change from former receivers coach John McNulty, who was relatively mild-mannered.
The fact that Haley has coached Keyshawn Johnson before should help. Last season, Cowboys receivers appeared to cut off their routes, which contributed to interceptions.
Haley won't stand for that. And his familiarity with Johnson will allow the Cowboys to tap into his unique skills. Johnson will line up all over the field - maybe even in the backfield - this season.
McNulty was a solid coach, but Haley has more experience. McNulty's departure from the team probably came as a result of Parcells' comfort level with Haley.