There’ll be a lot of old Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium today, and that’s not a slight against the team’s veterans. Around 50 alums of “America’s Team” will be in attendance for the team’s practice against the San Diego Chargers at JerryWorld on Friday as part of Cowboys Alumni Day.
Of course, the Cowboys always seem to have alums around--Michael Irvin and “Not-So-Big-Anymore” Nate Newton are often seen at practice, while Leon Lett, Larry Allen, Charles Haley and Mike Myers have taken roles as a sort of temporary position coaches.
Could Alumni Day help in the Cowboys’ preparation for the 2011 season? Maybe.
But, barring Quincy Carter showing up and hot-boxing the locker room or something, it couldn’t hurt.
“Sometimes it can be instructive to see what’s gone on in the past, particularly when you’re in an organization like this,” said head coach Jason Garrett, per ESPN Dallas. “To have the relationships that I have and this organization has with some of these players, we think that’s a good thing. It’s been a real positive experience really for everybody."
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