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Garrett hired by Cowboys

CHRIS HENRY Four arrests as Bengal CHRIS HENRY Four arrests as Bengal

The Dallas Cowboys added Jason Garrett to their coaching staff last night, and said he would remain a candidate to replace retired head coach Bill Parcells.

Garrett, the backup to Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman in Dallas from 1993-99, was quarterbacks coach in Miami the last two seasons -- his only coaching experience. Garrett also had been in line to become the Dolphins' offensive coordinator for new coach Cam Cameron.

The Cowboys said Garrett's responsibilities and title won't be determined until the head coaching search is complete. The most likely scenario is that Garrett will become the offensive coordinator if he's not the head coach.

"The nature and timing of this hire is unique in that we were dealing with a limited window of time in which to talk to Jason about returning to Dallas," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement.

San Diego defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, a former head coach at Denver and Buffalo who also had interim stints in New Orleans and Atlanta, is scheduled to interview today for the head coaching vacancy. The Cowboys also plan to talk to San Francisco offensive coordinator Norv Turner, a former head coach, and New Orleans defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs. Both are former Dallas assistants.

Jail time for Henry
Cincinnati wide receiver Chris Henry was sent to jail for two days after pleading guilty to allowing minors to drink alcohol in his hotel room last spring. He is one of nine Bengals arrested in the past 13 months. Henry has been arrested four times while with the team.

"You brought shame with this on yourself," Kenton County (Ky.) District Judge Greg Grothaus told Henry. "You embarrassed a lot of people."

Grothaus sentenced Henry to 90 days in jail. He suspended all but two days, and ordered Henry to begin serving those two days immediately.

Counting minutes
Pro Football Writers Association president Dave Elfin filed a complaint with the league regarding the Colts' arrival time for the Super Bowl. The team's plane is not expected to land in Miami until Monday at 7:30 p.m. Coach Tony Dungy and his players are expected to be available an hour later. The Bears are following the general trend of arriving Sunday evening. "The teams are required to be in the Super Bowl city by the end of the day Monday," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. "It's the team's option whether to arrive Sunday. It's no issue as far as we're concerned." . . . Bears left guard Ruben Brown was added to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for injured Philadelphia Eagles guard Shawn Andrews. This will be the ninth Pro Bowl for Brown and his first since signing with Chicago in April 2004. Andrews suffered a neck injury in the Eagles' second-round playoff loss to New Orleans . . . Long snapper David Binn was added to the Pro Bowl roster as the AFC's "need" player, making him the 11th Chargers player selected . . . The Arizona Cardinals hired former Dallas assistant coach Todd Haley as their offensive coordinator, and retained defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.

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