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Saints LB Coach leaving to become Cowboys defensive coordinator, reports say

Nolan will reportedly join former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy

METAIRIE, La. — The Saints have a new opening to fill on their coaching staff.

Linebacker coach Mike Nolan has reportedly agreed to become the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator, according to NFL Network.

WWL-TV photographer Adam Ney spoke with Nolan as he left the team's facility Monday, asking him if he was heading to Dallas.

"I think so," Nolan replied.

Nolan will join former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, who was recently hired to lead the team. McCarthy served as Nolan's offensive coordinator when Nolan was the 49ers head coach in 2005.

Nolan joined the Saints in 2017 after taking a year off from coaching to give television a shot on the NFL Network. Before that, he'd accumulated more than 30 years coaching experience across the league and even as a head coach from 2005-08.

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