Jan 28, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs head coach Larry Brown looks up against the South Florida Bulls during the first half at USF Sun Dome.

Cowboys learning from SMU basketball coach Larry Brown


The hottest sports team in Dallas right now might be the SMU basketball team, who, led by legendary coach Larry Brown, have cracked the AP Top 25 and are one win away from a 20 win season. The Dallas Cowboys however, are stuck in this mediocre funk and they’re looking to Brown for some guidance in how to get better. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett went to the SMU campus to watch a practice and learn.

“You just got to talk to him and have a conversation with him and take good mental notes, because when you go home, you’re going to talk a lot of notes and remember what he was talking about, because it’s really valuable stuff,” Garrett said, via WFAA in Dallas. “. . . You can just tell there’s such a good culture they’re developing here, and it starts with [Brown] and his staff. It’s fun for us to be here watching these guys play and develop and grow and really develop into a really good basketball team.”

The most valuable bit of advice Brown gave Garrett?

“You don’t always have all the guys that you want,” Brown said. “So the most important thing is: Teach ‘em up and make ‘em better.”

The Cowboys have been plagued with injuries for two years in a row on defense and there were a few surprises on that side of the ball that stepped in and made an impact.

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