DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys dealt with tragedy in the middle of last season when their strength and conditioning coordinator, Markus Paul, suddenly passed away.
On Wednesday, the Cowboys promoted assistant strength and conditioning coach, Harold Nash Jr., to the head role, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
Nash, an New Orleans native, was temporarily elevated to the position after Paul's passing before the Thanksgiving Day game.
Nash has spent the last 16 years in the NFL as a strength and conditioning coach. He was the head strength coach in New England from 2011-15 and held the same role in Detroit from 2016-18.
Nash and his staff have their work cut out for them this offseason as the Cowboys dealt with several injuries to key players last season. Quarterback Dak Prescott offensive lineman Tyron Smith and La'el Collins, and tight end Blake Jarwin are among the players who underwent surgeries last season.