Dave Campo

Cowboys Head Coach Dave Campo

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 2000-2002

Dallas Cowboys Coach Dave Campo’s Bio

Date of birth: 18 July 1947
Birth Place: New London, Connecticut
College: University of Florida

Cowboys Head Coach Chan Gailey Career Stats

Year Team Season Playoffs
2000 DAL 5 – 11 – 0
2001 DAL 5 – 11 – 0
2002 DAL 5 – 11 – 0

Dave Campo took over a head coach of the Cowboys after owner Jerry Jones fired Chan Gailey two days after the playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Dave Campo had been with the Dallas Cowboys since 1989 when Jimmy Johnson brought him on board as the Cowboy’s secondary coach. He has survived the transition from Johnson to Switzer to Gailey and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1995, where he had been ever since.

Campo’s head coaching tenure suffered a disastrous beginning when, on the opening kickoff of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles successfully executed a surprise on-sides kick. Later in that game (a 41-14 home loss in a game the Cowboys were favored by 6), Campo would lose his team’s prize off-season free agent acquisition Joey Galloway for the season and quarterback Troy Aikman for a few games with a concussion. Aikman would eventually return from time-to-time, but the 2000 season ended at 5-11.

Campo, was the fifth coach in Dallas Cowboys team history, he was the first to leave with a losing record. He’s also the first to never win a division title or make the playoffs.

Coach Campo Once Said:

“The only regret I have is that we didn’t get it done.”

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