Bruce Read has been fired 2:05 PM Wed, Dec 31, 2008 | Permalink | Yahoo! Buzz Todd Archer E-mail News tips It shouldn't come as much of a surprise but special teams coach Bruce Read has been fired. Read's two years with the Cowboys were met with inconsistent to poor special teams play from the coverage units to the return game. It's believed he had a year left on his contract. We'll have more on this in a bit.