Originally posted on NBC Dallas- Fort Worth  |  Last updated 10/13/11
Patriots’ receiver Wes Welker and Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett go way back. Garrett was a scout team quarterback with the Miami Dolphins in 2004--his final season as a player in the league, and Welker’s first. In 2005 and 2006, Garrett served as the Dolphins’ quarterbacks coach, as Welker was emerging as a potential star in the NFL. Five years later, Welker’s potential has been realized, and he credits the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys with helping in his development. “His last year in Miami he was the scout team quarterback, I was the scout team receiver and then becoming a coach he always instilled a lot of confidence in us,” Welker said recently, per ESPN Dallas. “I remember one time I sat there and told him, ‘Jason, I think I can get them on this or that route or whatever and he said ‘Wes, you know what, you can get them on any route. It’s just great to hear that confidence from a coach and that edge. In my mind I thought, ‘You’re right.’” In the true spirit of the
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