Just 24 hours before departing for training camp in Oxnard, California, the entire Dallas Cowboys coaching staff took time to share some tips with nearly 500 youth, middle and high school coaches from around the region.
Gathering in AT&T Stadium's north side club, participants of the Coaches Clinic, presented by UT Southwestern Medical Center, heard presentations on the X's and O's from each Cowboys position coach, as well as the latest safety developments around the game of football. UT Southwestern's Dr. Hunt Batjer and former NFL coach Mike Singletary presented on concussion awareness, and Taylor Hooton Foundation founder Don Hooton spoke about the dangers of steroids and how coaches can help in preventing their usage.
Additionally, participants were treated to a BBQ lunch, with Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and former Cowboy and USA Football ambassador Tony Casillas taking a moment to address the coaches.
Thanks to UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation, the one-day Coaches Clinic provided quality coaching instruction at no cost to participants. Attendees also received a complimentary gift bag, filled with Cowboys gear, additional football safety pamphlets and two party passes to the Cowboys' preseason game against the Houston Texans.