Dallas Cowboys: Mike Krzyzewski

Cowboys' meeting with Coach K was OK

April, 21, 2014
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IRVING, Texas -- While the NFL will look into the recent visit by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and offensive coordinator Adam Gase to Alabama coach Nick Saban, the visit Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and coach Jason Garrett made to see Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski did not raise an eyebrow.

According to a league spokesman, the trip to Durham, N.C., was not considered football related and in a “social gathering.” Romo, tight end Jason Witten and running back DeMarco Murray were in Jerry Jones’ suite at AT&T Stadium with Garrett for the NCAA basketball championship game as well but it falls under the same discussion as the Duke trip.

According to the collective bargaining agreement, players and coaches are not allowed to meet to talk about football until the offseason workouts begin. For the Cowboys, the offseason program started today.

Saban told the Denver Post he meet separately with Manning and Gase, who was an assistant on his staff at Michigan State.

“Peyton, we talked an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon,” Saban told the paper. “Adam had been talking to our assistant coaches. I never talked with Adam about football.”

Romo, Garrett set to take in Duke game

March, 7, 2014
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IRVING, Texas – If you're wondering where Tony Romo is this weekend and wondering how he looks after back surgery in December, click here.

Romo and coach Jason Garrett will attend Saturday's game between Duke and North Carolina after the two have watched a couple of SMU games at Moody Coliseum together.

In the video, Romo hits a couple of jumpers at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

This is Garrett's second trip to Duke to visit with coach Mike Krzyzewski. In 2011 Garrett said he took pages and pages of notes after meeting with Krzyzewski. This time he brought Romo along with him.

Coach K: Enjoyed time with Jason Garrett

February, 28, 2011
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Last Thursday Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett raved about the chance to spend three days with Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Garrett and Krzyzewski spoke about handling players as well as scheduling and the structure of practices and meetings.

“I had very high expectations of Duke basketball,” Garrett said. “I’m a big fan, have been for a long time. My expectations were blown completely out of the water. It was amazingly good. Amazingly good. The people involved in that program, led by Coach K and his family, were really remarkable. It was a really, really impressive operation and something we aspire to with the Cowboys.”

It seems Garrett made an equally as favorable impression on Krzyzewski.

“He’s a remarkable guy,” Krzyzewski said on a Monday conference call. “Humble. We really enjoyed our three days together. I loved visiting with him throughout because it’s like talking to another head coach even though it’s a different sport. I was really impressed with him as the person he was and [he’s] sharp. Humble. Really a fantastic guy.”

The visit was set up by former Cowboys’ running back Calvin Hill, who is a consultant for the team and whose son Grant played for Krzyzewski.

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