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"Holding the Edge" features football coaches talking about philosophy, game planning, Xs and Os, offseason programs. It is a a forum to learn more about these coaches, their vision, and their practices. Our goal is to provide multiple coaches’ perspectives at tackling challenges you see in your own program.

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Feb 1, 2019

Chris Vaughn joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 as the team’s southeast area scout. Vaughn comes to the Cowboys personnel department with 18 years of collegiate coaching experience, most recently spending two seasons at the University of Texas. At UT, Vaughn coached DBs (2014-15) while also serving as the school’s special teams coordinator in 2014. Before coaching in Austin, Vaughn coached cornerbacks at Memphis for two seasons (2012-13). He was at Memphis for two years, coaching cornerbacks after spending four seasons as the DBs coach/ RC at Ole Miss. Vaughn was at Arkansas for 8 years coaching linebackers, safeties, cornerbacks and serving as the director of on-campus recruiting (2006). Vaughn had a brief stint (Jan.-Feb., 2000) at Tulsa as his first coaching job, after serving as a graduate assistant at Arkansas in 1999. Vaughn earned four letters as a linebacker at Murray State, winning Ohio Valley Conference titles in 1995 and 1996. A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Vaughn and his wife, Marquette, have a son, Chris II, and two daughters, Cienna Marquette and Camryn McNeil