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August 18, 2011

Cowboys welcome back some 50 ex-players

Since Jason Garrett took over the Cowboys, they have gone back to the future. Garrett has shared the team's history with his players, including new photographs of the team's Super Bowl-championships outside the Cowboys' Valley Ranch locker room.

The Cowboys had ex-players Michael Myers, Leon Lett, Larry Allen and Kevin Mathis roaming the practice fields at Valley Ranch on Thursday. (Lett and Mathis have been helping coach during training camp.) During Friday's practice against the Chargers at Cowboys Stadium, the Cowboys will welcome back 50 former players. The ex-players will have lunch at the stadium and be on the sideline to visit with the current players.

"I think it’s an important thing to understand where this organization has been and embrace it. Embrace it," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "It’s a standard that has been set here for a long time. The players hear me say this all the time: We’re not living in the past; we’re living in today and going forward. But sometimes it can be instructive to see what’s gone on in the past, particularly when you’re in an organization like this. To have the relationships that I have and this organization has with some of these players, we think that’s a good thing. It’s been a real positive experience really for everybody."

-- Charean Williams


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this is great i truly believe that garrett is heading this organization in the right direction, the cowboys will be dominate again down the road, i can c the type of culture that will b the foundation and the structure of this great franchise, especially in giving credit to coach tom landry on his innovation of the flex defense and the hitch and movement on the multiple offense scheme, this is great continue doing the cowboy way jason.

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