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February 23, 2008
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Before he was hired by Bill Belichick and the Patriots, Dom Capers had an offer from the Cowboys to serve as a "defensive consultant." But he turned it down after asking defensive coordinator Brian Stewart -- whom Capers hired as a coaching assistant in Houston, Stewart's first NFL job -- if he would be uncomfortable with his taking the gig.
Stewart said he would be uncomfortable, and Capers pulled out of the opportunity.
"It shows what kind of class he has," Stewart said here at the Convention Center. "Like most leaders, he has a way of not just looking at the moment, but looking ahead. I appreciate that."
Capers knew his presence might cause problems for Stewart -- if Dallas' defense improved, Capers might get credit, and if it slipped, then the questions would begin about why Capers wasn't in charge of the defense instead of Stewart.
There's a bit more about the situation here.
As a coach, Stewart -- who gets bonus points here for having spent time as a Syracuse assistant -- said Capers is "very attention-detailed. Very, very. He's very organized, very smart, a very diligent coach. He's going to get the guys to do what he wants."
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