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Cowboys Hire Another Former OU Coach

(IRVING, Texas) - The Dallas Cowboys have hired another former University of Oklahoma head coach, filling their last assistant coaching vacancy.

The team that formerly had Barry Switzer as its head coach on Wednesday named his OU successor, Gary Gibbs, as its linebackers coach.

Gibbs comes to the Cowboys with no NFL experience, just like Switzer did when he replaced Jimmy Johnson as head coach in 1994.

Gibbs was defensive coordinator at LSU last season, helping the Tigers win the Southeastern Conference. He had the same job at Georgia the previous season.

He replaces linebackers coach George Edwards, who left to become the linebackers coach with the Washington Redskins.

Gibbs played linebacker at Oklahoma from 1972-74, then was a graduate assistant under Switzer in 1975. He worked his way up to defensive coordinator in 1981 and became head coach in 1989, replacing Switzer. Through 1994, Gibbs guided the Sooners to three bowl games and his teams went 44-23-2 in six seasons.

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