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Cowboys secondary coach Joe Whit Jr. is taking personal leave, will miss Denver trip


As the Cowboys prepare to move to Denver for a joint practice and preseason competition with the Broncos, word comes down from the organization that they will be without one of their coaches.

Joe Whit Jr., the team’s secondary coach and defensive passing game coordinator, is “addressing a private health issue” according to the Cowboys in a statement Tuesday. “He has been absent from practice but continues to attend meetings with coaches and players,” the official statement continued. He will not travel to Denver.

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Whit shared with reporters that due to an unspecified medical condition he “cannot approach the sidelines during games or practice”.

Whit is in his second year on the job in Dallas, having moved from Atlanta, where he served in a similar capacity to Dan Quinn in 2020. He is a seasoned assistant coach, having previously spent time at one with the Falcons, Packers and Browns. Long coaching career.

The 44-year-old Alabama native interviewed for the defensive coordinator job with several teams last season and is believed to be a rising star in the league’s coaching ranks.

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