The return of Mike Woicik as Cowboys strength coach might be Jason Garrett's attempt to build a bridge to the team intensity the Cowboys had in their Super Bowl days. Or Garrett might be trying to right a wrong.
Wocik was with the Cowboys in the 1990-96 seasons. His firing was thought to be over an incident in which Wocik had a sideline confrontation with Barry Switzer over having Chris Boniol kick a seventh field goal against the Green Bay Packers in a 1996 game that the Cowboys already had won.
But in a 2000 column by the Star-Telegram's Randy Galloway, former Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston said Woicik was fired mainly over the issue of whether Deion Sanders should be fined for missing conditioning work. Johnston said that Sanders' arrival in 1995 led to the erosion of the Cowboys locker room.