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Campo named Cleveland's defensive coordinator

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - It didn't take long for former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo to find a new job, as he was named defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns on Friday. He replaces Foge Fazio, who retired at the end of the season.

After spending the previous 14 seasons with the Cowboys, including the last three as head coach of the team, Campo was fired the day after the regular season ended. Overall, the Cowboys posted a 15-33 mark in three seasons under Campo, who ended his 14th season in the organization after previously serving as defensive coordinator and secondary coach

The 55-year-old Campo is reunited with Browns head coach Butch Davis. The two have previously worked together on the same defensive staff for eight seasons (Miami Hurricanes, 1987-88; Dallas Cowboys-1989-94), a span that included two Super Bowl titles and one collegiate National Championship.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to work with Butch Davis," Campo said. "We had a great working relationship at the University of Miami and with the Dallas Cowboys, and I have a great deal of respect for him. I am looking forward to working with the Browns’ players and to joining a team with a lot of potential."

Campo and Davis worked together as assistants on Jimmy Johnson's Dallas Cowboys staff for six seasons from 1989-94, with Davis as defensive line coach (1989-92) and then as defensive coordinator (1993-94) and Campo as the secondary coach. They helped the Cowboys to consecutive Super Bowl Championships following the 1992 and 1993 seasons. They also worked together under Johnson at the University of Miami during the 1987-88 seasons and helped the Hurricanes capture the 1987 National Championship.

In four of the five years that Campo directed the Dallas defense as coordinator, the Cowboys finished the year ranked among the NFL's top 10 units, including two top three finishes. The 1999 defense ranked ninth in the NFL in total yards and allowed one touchdown or less in nine of their 16 regular season games. The Cowboys defense held opponents to 13 points or less in nine off the team’s 16 games in 1999, tying for the second most in club history. Dallas closed the 1999 season ranked fifth in the NFL in scoring defense (17.3 ppg.).

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