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Leon Lett To Join Cowboys Staff For Training Camp



    The Big Cat is returning to Valley Ranch.

    Former Cowboys’ defensive lineman Leon Lett will join the Dallas coaching staff this summer to assist the defensive line, part of the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program. Lett won three Super Bowl rings an two Pro Bowl nods over ten seasons with Dallas.

    Now, Lett says he feels like a rookie all over again.

    "This is just a great opportunity to get some more experience and learn from some of the best coaches in the league," Lett said, per ESPN Dallas. "When Coach (Jason) Garrett called me, I was excited. It's been so long since I was a rookie and going to the Cowboys now makes it seem like I'm a rookie again. I'm just grateful to return."

    The last time we checked in with Lett, he had just earned a degree in sociology from UNLV, where he served as a volunteer assistant. He spent 2010 as the defensive line coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, and will return to the school in 2011.

    "I just want to help the guys become better people and players," Lett said. "My door is always open to them. I know I've made my mistakes in the past and learned from them, and I want to be a positive influence."

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