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Former Nebraska All-American, Cowboys LB Carlos Polk Added To Dallas Staff

first_imgNebraska All-American linebacker Carlos Polk.9 Sep 2000: A close up of Carlos Polk #13 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watching the action during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The Cornhuskers defeated the Fighting Irish 27-24 Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /AllsportCarlos Polk played the final year of his NFL career for the Dallas Cowboys, after a long tenure with the San Diego Chargers.Now, he’s returning to Dallas to join the Cowboys’ coaching staff.According to ESPN, the Cowboys are bringing on Carlos Polk as assistant special teams coach.From Todd Archer:Carlos Polk will join the Cowboys as an assistant special teams coach, replacing Doug Colman. Polk had a seven-year career in the NFL as a linebacker, including one season with the Cowboys (2008). He was a coaching intern with the Cowboys for a summer after his career ended. He served as the assistant special teams coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2014-18.The move comes a day after the surprising news that Jerry Jones is not expected to extend the contract of head coach Jason Garrett.The oft-embattled Cowboys head coach’s contract ends after the 2019-2020 season. It is very rare for a coach to enter the final year of his deal without an extension.Polk joined the Cowboys as a player in 2008, after being drafted out of Nebraska by San Diego with the No. 112 overall pick of the 2001 NFL Draft.He is a member of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame, and was an All-American in 2000, and a two-time All-Big 12 player for the Huskers.Polk has served on the Chargers and Buccaneers staff in the same role since leaving Dallas.[ESPN]last_img read more