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New Orleans Saints vs Dallas Cowboys Connections

Posted Nov 6, 2013

Take a look at the many connections between the Saints and the Cowboys

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Player Connections

*OLB Victor Butler played for the Cowboys from 2009-12.

*QB Drew Brees prepped at Westlake (Austin, Tx.) HS.

*S Kenny Vaccaro prepped at both Brownwood and Early high schools and then played at the University of Texas where he was a first-team All-American as a senior in 2012.

*LS Justin Drescher and K Garrett Hartley prepped at Carroll (Southlake, Texas) HS.

*Dallas T Jermey Parnell spent the 2009 season and part of the 2010 campaign on the New Orleans practice squad.

*Dallas LS L. P. Ladouceur went to camp with the Saints in 2005.

*Cowboys DT Jason Hatcher prepped at Jena HS and played at Grambling.

*P Thomas Morstead handled punting and kicking duties at Southern Methodist University from 2006-08, where he and Cowboys WR Cole Beasley were teammates.

*QB Luke McCown prepped at Jacksonville (Texas) HS.

*ILB David Hawthorne attended Corsicana (Texas) HS and then started 38 games at Texas Christian.

*OLB Keyunta Dawson played at Texas Tech.

*RB Khiry Robinson prepped at Belton (Texas) HS and was a D2Football.com All-American selection in 2012 at West Texas A&M.

*ILB Kevin Reddick, Cowboys DT Marvin Austin and LB Bruce Carter were college teammates at the University of North Carolina.

*Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne is a Shreveport native who starred at LSU.
Coaching Connections

*Head Coach Sean Payton served on the Cowboys coaching staff from 2003-05. Payton and Cowboys Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Bill Callahan served on the same coaching staff with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1997.

new orleans saints*Dallas head coach Jason Garrett spent part of the 1989 season on the Saints practice squad. Garrett was tutored by Payton when he served as offensive coordinator with the New York Giants and Garrett was a backup signal-caller. Garrett’s father Jim, served on the New Orleans coaching staff under Hank Stram from 1976-77. Garrett’s brother, Judd, the Cowboys’ director of pro scouting, served on the Saints staff from 1997-99.

*Dallas Wide Receivers Coach Derek Dooley served as special teams coach at LSU from 2000-04.

*Dallas scouting assistant Alex Loomis is the son of Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

*Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan served as the defensive coordinator of the Cowboys from 2011-12.

*Dallas Assistant Secondary Coach Joe Baker served on the Saints coaching staff from 2000-04.

*Dallas Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Brett Bech prepped at Northshore (Slidell) HS, played at LSU and played for the Saints from 1997-99.

*Dallas Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Woicik served in the same position in New Orleans from 1997-99.

*Secondary Coach Wesley McGriff served as defensive backs coach/recruiting coordinator at Baylor from 2003-06.

*Defensive Assistant/Linebackers Brian Young is an El Paso native who started at Texas-El Paso from 1996-99 and was the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior.

*Defensive line coach Bill Johnson served in the same position at Texas A&M from 1992-99.

*Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson played for New Orleans from 1993-94.