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Garrett Trained Under Woicik In '90s

With new defensive line coach Brian Baker officially under contract, the Cowboys on Wednesday turned their attention to finding a new strength and conditioning coach, focusing on Mike Woicik of the New England Patriots.

In two decades as an NFL strength coach, Woicik owns six Super Bowl rings. He was with the Cowboys from 1990-96, overseeing the training for the team's dynasty, then moved on to the Saints from 1997-99. He joined Bill Belichick in New England in 2000, and repeated the three Super Bowls in four years trick there.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was a backup quarterback for the team while Woicik was in charge of the offseason program and strength work. He was also with the Cowboys early in the tenure of Joe Juraszek, the team's current strength and conditioning coach who is currently on a medical leave of absence.

Woicik has twice won the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Society's Coach of the Year Award. He first earned the honor in 1992, the first of the Cowboys' three Super Bowl seasons, and again in 2004, after the Pats won their third title.

Though the Cowboys aren't ready to announce any agreement, Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reported Wednesday that the Patriots are set to lose Woicik, whose contract with the team has expired.

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