FRISCO, Texas – Cowboys defensive tackles coach Leon Lett is returning to the staff with a new contract.
Lett, a Pro Bowl defensive lineman on the Cowboys’ three Super Bowl teams in the 1990s, has had a key role in developing the defensive tackles and pass rushers since joining head coach Jason Garrett’s staff in 2011.
This season Antwaun Woods emerged from a backup tackle role in Tennessee in 2017 to a starter in Dallas, recording 34 tackles and 1.5 sacks. DeMarcus Lawrence has reached the Pro Bowl the past two seasons with 25 combined sacks, and Randy Gregory made a successful transition back to football after a year-long suspension.
Lett, nicknamed "Big Cat" during his playing days, started 10 seasons in Dallas and one with the Broncos before joining the coaching ranks in 2009.
Since the season ended last Saturday, the Cowboys have also retained offensive line coach Marc Colombo, who replaced Paul Alexander during the bye week. Like Lett, Colombo has shifted to coaching since a productive career as a starter with Dallas.