The Senior Bowl coaching staffs will be announced Tuesday or Wednesday, and in all likelihood, one will be that of the Dallas Cowboys.
Generally the teams with the worst records in the AFC and the NFC get the honor of coaching in the game, but only if the coaching staffs of those teams remain intact. Not only did the Cowboys finish with the worst record in the NFC, at 4-12, their staff is staying put. Teams can pass on the chance to coach in the Senior Bowl but few ever do, and Garrett is looking forward to the opportunity.
"If we have the opportunity we're going to take full advantage of it," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "You're there for a week with the players so you see them in a pro football environment. We would meet in practice like we would here so you get a chance to see them up close and spend the days with them both in the meetings and on the practice field and obviously see how they respond to our system of football and how we want to coach. And then you get a chance to coach them in the ballgame. So it's really the best up-close-and-personal look that you get of these players through the whole draft process.”
It’s been half a century since a Dallas Cowboys head coach led a side in the Senior Bowl. Tom Landry coached the South in the 1965 edition of the game.
The Senior Bowl is set for January 30 in Mobile, AL.