During an introductory press conference on Thursday, Rich Bisaccia said becoming the Dallas Cowboys’ special teams coordinator has contributed to “probably the most exciting time of my professional life.”

Joining Jason Garrett’s coaching staff was an opportunity the 52-year-old couldn’t pass up, even if it meant leaving a job he accepted 22 days earlier.

About three weeks after agreeing to become the assistant head coach and special teams coordinator at Auburn, Bisaccia decided his best career choice was to join the Cowboys.

Persistency from Garrett, Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones also made it difficult to turn down the Cowboys.

“A little embarrassed about how it happened, having to go through Auburn and only spending 22 days there,” Bisaccia said. “That’s not really my style. I’ve actually been really proud of the long stays I’ve had at some particular places, but for it to work out like this and to have an opportunity like this, I just feel certainly blessed in one way and certainly fortunate.”

Bisaccia coached the San Diego Chargers’ special teams the previous two seasons and held the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-2010.

“Because it was Jason and because it was the Dallas Cowboys, I never stopped talking to them,” Bisaccia said. “I told my wife every night, I can’t tell the guy no, I just can’t tell him no. And she’s glad I didn’t because she’s really excited about this opportunity.”