Jason Garrett close to filling coaching staff with latest Cowboys hiring Tom Pennington/Getty Images
ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 03: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys leads his team in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-23 at AT&T Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys have made nine coaching changes this offseason, and Jason Garrett is close to filling his new coaching staff after his recent hire.

ESPN’s Todd Archer reported that the Cowboys are hiring Ken Amato as a defensive staff assistant.

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Amato served as an assistant with the Cowboys last season through the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.

He spent nine seasons with the Tennessee Titans as a long snapper.

Amato is replacing Turner West, who took a job at Austin Peay earlier in the offseason, according to Pro Football Talk.

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Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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