A year after joining Dallas Cowboys training camp as a member of the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program, Leon Lett has been added the Cowboys’ coaching staff on a full-time basis, as a defensive assistant and defensive line coach, the Dallas Morning News reports today.
Lett will assist defensive line coach Brian Baker, particularly where player development is concerned.
Lett spent ten seasons with the Cowboys, from 1991-2000, where he won three Super Bowl Championships and was named to two Pro Bowls (1994, 1998). After leaving football in 2001, after a season with Denver, he went back to school to earn his college degree in university studies at UNLV, with concentrations on sociology and history.
Coach Jason Garrett was reportedly impressed by Lett’s work with the team’s younger defensive linemen in camp last season, and he was brought back to Valley Ranch several times throughout the year to continue his work with the group.
Aside from his involvement with the Fellowship Program, Lett’s only other coaching experience came at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he served as a defensive line coach in 2010.
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