Monte Kiffin becomes NFL's second-oldest assistant

January, 11, 2013
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The hiring of Monte Kiffin as the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator makes him tied as the second-oldest assistant coach in the NFL at 72

Kiffin turns 73 on February 29.

Kiffin is tied for the second oldest in the NFL with Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach Tommy Brasher, who came out of retirement in the last few weeks of the 2012 season.

The oldest assistant coach in the NFL is Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, who is 75.

Incidentally, Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd is 70.

Brasher and Mudd could retire again, leaving LeBeau and Kiffin as the oldest assistants in the league.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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