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Monday, January 20, 2014
Cowboys looking at former Giants coach

By Calvin Watkins

MOBILE, Ala.-- The Dallas Cowboys have to find a new tight end coach with Wes Phillips leaving to take the same position with the Washington Redskins.

The Cowboys are looking at Mike Pope as a replacement. Pope spent 23 seasons with the New York Giants as an assistant coach, most recently as a tight ends coach.

There is a connection: Coach Jason Garrett was a backup quarterback with the Giants from 2000 to 2003.

Pope is the only coach whose name is inscribed on all four of the Giants' Super Bowl trophies.

Also, the Cowboys have made Carlos Polk the assistant special teams coach.

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said no decision is final but Polk was attending Senior Bowl practices on Monday. Polk, a linebacker, played eight NFL seasons with San Diego and the Cowboys before turning to coaching after the 2008 season.