Dallas Cowboys: Jason Kidd

IRVING, Texas -- With recently retired NBA star Jason Kidd being named the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was asked if an NFL player could leave the field and become a head coach quickly as Kidd did.

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"It would be a challenge," Garrett said. "If anybody could do it, Jason Kidd could do it. If anybody watched him play basketball for one minute knows how he sees the game and how he understands the game is as good as anybody who has ever played the game. The success that he's had throughout his career, individually and with the teams he's been on has been remarkable."

Kidd retired from the NBA on June 3, and after a conversation with his agent, Jeff Schwartz, the idea was broached about becoming a head coach.

"I have a lot to learn about coaching," Kidd said at a news conference Thursday. "But when I played the game, I looked at myself as an extension of the coach. And now I look at Deron (Williams) to be that guy."

Garrett, who follows some of the New York-area pro teams, is an admirer of Kidd.

"I'm a true fan of his," Garrett said. "I wish him nothing but the best."

Romo ties for 2nd at celebrity golf event

July, 18, 2010
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Tony Romo spent his last weekend before the Cowboys start training camp playing in the American Century Championship celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.

It was far from the Byron Nelson Championship or the U.S. Open, but Romo made the best of it.

The quarterback wrapped up the three-day event Sunday with his best round of the tournament and finished tied for second place. Former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver, who pulled away from the field in the second round, cruised to victory with 84 points in the modified Stableford scoring format.

Romo, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, former major league pitcher John Smoltz and actor Jack Wagner each totaled 65 points. It was Romo's second consecutive runner-up performance at the event.

Romo, who was tied for sixth after the second round, tallied 25 points Sunday, tying him with former Star Brett Hull for the second-best round of the day. Tolliver, who had a tournament-best round of 33 on Saturday, closed with 26 points.

Hull finished with 57 points, good for 11th place. Former Stars teammate Mike Modano came in 17th.

Other athletes from Dallas didn't fare so well. After scoring a solid 16 points the first round, Troy Aikman put up rounds of minus-4 and 4 to drop into a four-way tie for 51st. Steve Beuerlein, Aikman's backup on the Cowboys' 1992 Super Bowl team, was in that group.

The title of best golfing former Cowboys quarterback goes to Vinny Testaverde, who tied for 32nd.

After 0 points in each of the first two rounds, Mavericks guard Jason Kidd broke through with a final round of 4 to claim 63rd place in the field of 82.

A score of 4 might not sound very good until you compare it to the minus-93 for Charles Barkley, who finished last for the fifth straight year.

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