Packers request to interview Cowboys British DL coach Aden Durde

By Zach Kruse

The Green Bay Packers requested an interview with Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Aden Durde for the team’s open defensive coordinator job, per Todd Archer of ESPN.

The Packers are one of three teams — joining the Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons — to request to speak with Durde about defensive coordinator openings.

Durde, who was born in England and played in NFL Europe, has been the Cowboys defensive line coach under coordinator Dan Quinn since 2021. He was previously a coaching intern (2016), a defensive quality control assistant (2018-19) and outside linebackers coach (2020) for the Atlanta Falcons. In 2014 and 2015, he was a coaching intern with the Cowboys.

The ties to Quinn, who worked with LaFleur in Atlanta and remains one of his top coaching influences, are obvious.

Under Quinn and Durde, the Cowboys have produced one of the NFL’s most disruptive defensive fronts in recent years. Leading the charge have been Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence, but Durde has also helped developed the likes of Dorance Armstrong Jr., Osa Odighizuwa and Sam Williams.

Durde’s coordinator experience consists of six seasons as the defensive coordinator of the London Warriors, a team in the highest rank of British American football.

As a player, Durde was on the practice squads of the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers. He played linebacker.

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