Palmer to Join Cowboys

Former Houston Texans offensive coordinator and Cleveland Browns head coach will join the Cowboys' staff.

The Dallas Cowboys have found their replacement for Sean Payton.

According to multiple sources, former Cleveland Browns head coach Chris Palmer is set to join the Cowboys' coaching staff.

Palmer's exact title is not yet known, however it is believed he will be in charge of the Cowboys' passing game and will work closely with veteran QB Drew Bledsoe, who he coached in New England during the quarterback's first three years in the league.

Palmer finished a two-year stint with the expansion Browns with a 5-27 overall record.

It comes as little surprise that Palmer has close ties with the current Cowboys coaching staff.

This will be the second time Palmer has coached under Bill Parcells (New England). Palmer also knows Cowboys running game coordinator Tony Sparano, whom he coached in college at New Haven.

Palmer was also considering similar jobs with the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints. He became available last September when he became the first coach fired in the 2005 season after the Texans offense failed to move the ball consistently in its first two games.

However, generally speaking, Palmer is thought of as one of the most respected passing game coordinators in the game today.

Palmer replaces former offensive coordinator Sean Payton, who accepted the head coaching position with the New Orleans Saints earlier this month.

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