Cowboys hire Aden Durde as defensive line coach

By 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Cowboys have their next defensive line coach, agreeing to a deal with Aden Durde on Wednesday, 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reports.

Durde, 41, was a former intern with the Cowboys and spent the last three seasons on defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's staff in Atlanta. Durde served as the Falcons defensive quality control coach in his first two years and was promoted to outside linebackers coach last season.

He had an opportunity to serve as the defensive line coach for the Falcons in their Week 6 win over the Vikings after two of the team's coaches were forced to stay home due to COVID-19 concerns.

Durde, a native of Middlesex, England, began his football career in the United Kingdom. He eventually made it to the NFL by way of the league's "International Player Pathway Program" and had two short stints on the Panthers and Chiefs practice squads.

Durde will replace Jim Tomsula as the defensive line coach after the Cowboys parted ways with him after just one season.