While the Cowboys are never short on current superstars, their legacy was built on legends, many of which have long retired from the game. Still, former Cowboys players and coaches constantly garner headlines, which will be captured in the ongoing "Past/Present Blog." Here are some of the latest news that have come from some members of the Cowboys' alumni.
Greg Ellis, a former first-round pick of the Cowboys who spent 11 seasons with the team, was recently named head football coach at Southwest Assemblies of God.
The Division III school in Waxahachie, Texas, also known as SAGU, hired Ellis over a "tremendous number of highly-qualified candidates," according to SAGU athletic director Dr. Jesse Godding.
Ellis, who recently was the head coach at Texas College, played in Dallas from 1998-2008, where he was a Pro Bowler in 2007, also the year he won NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
The official SAGU press release also stated:
"Coach Ellis will utilize the coaching styles of three of his former coaches Mack Brown, Mike Zimmer, and Bill Parcells. This combination of coaching styles and his dedication to putting God first will help to curate not only a successful football team but further develop SAGU student-athletes walk with God."