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Friday, November 11, 2011
Homecoming for Dave Wannstedt too

By Todd Archer

Sunday’s game against Buffalo will be a homecoming for a number of Buffalo players and head coach Chan Gailey but also for Bills assistant head coach/inside linebackers Dave Wannstedt.

Wannstedt was the Cowboys' assistant head coach under Jimmy Johnson when they won Super Bowl XXVIII before becoming Chicago’s head coach in 1993.

As Miami’s head coach in 2000, Wannstedt hired Gailey as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator and Gailey reciprocated by giving Wannstedt a job after Wannstedt was let go at Pitt.

“He’s meant a ton,” Gailey said. “He’s a confidant for me. We can talk about things that head coaches talk about. He knows problems that I need to see from time to time that I don’t see. I appreciate his input. He’s an excellent defensive coach. I think he’s helped our defense over on that side of the ball as well. He’s been a super addition for our football team.”

Wannstedt has a 3-2 record against the Cowboys since leaving Valley Ranch.