Coach Joe, Ex-Cowboys Special Teams Coach, has passed

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Former Dallas Cowboys’ special teams coach Joe Avezzano passed away in Italy today at about 10 a.m., Dallas time, at the age of 68. He was currently living in Italy as the head coach of the an Italian football team, the Milano Seamen, of the Italian Football League.

Avezzano joined the Cowboys’ staff in 1990, under Jimmy Johnson, and stayed in Dallas through the 2002 season. He served as the head coach of the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League from 2002 to 2003, before joining the Raiders as the special teams coach under Norv Turner, with whom he coached in Dallas.

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