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Saturday, February 23, 2013
Cowboys coaches getting acquainted

By Todd Archer

INDIANAPOLIS – Traditionally on the Saturday night of the NFL scouting combine the Cowboys have their staff dinner at St. Elmo Steakhouse in Indianapolis.

As much as the Cowboys are learning about the draftable players, they are also learning about themselves.

The Cowboys have six new assistant coaches with various ties to Jason Garrett: defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, wide receivers coach Derek Dooley, running backs coach Gary Brown and assistant offensive line coach Frank Pollack. Kiffin, Marinelli and Bisaccia were together for years in Tampa Bay before joining the Cowboys.

“It’s really good just to spend time with them, both in football if football environments but also in these kinds of environments,” Garrett said. “Get to know them more, see interaction among those guys. I got a good feel for those guys myself but you got to make sure everybody else is feeling that chemistry and developing that chemistry that is so important on the staff. We hired really good guys. They are good people. They love football. They love teaching football. We are trying to get on the same page. It has been a fun couple of weeks.”