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Former assistants flourishing elsewhere

Updated: December 19, 2009, 2:20 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- You have to wonder what Jerry Jones' thought process has been regarding some assistant coaches that left the Dallas Cowboys.

Miami's Tony Sparano and Kansas City's Todd Haley were two offensive minds that departed for head-coaching jobs.

On Saturday night, Jones will watch Sean Payton, another former assistant coach that got away, stalk the opposing sideline when the Cowboys visit the undefeated New Orleans Saints at the Superdome.

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