- Vikings DT Pat Williams and Cowboys asst. LB coach/defensive assistant Dat Nguyen were teammates at Texas A&M.
- Vikings LS Cullen Loeffl er and Cowboys T Leonard Davis were teammates at Texas.
- Vikings LB Ben Leber played at Kansas State with Cowboys CB Terence Newman.
- Vikings QB coach Kevin Rogers coached on Cowboys LB coach Paul Pasqualoni’s staff at Syracuse.
- Vikings G Anthony Herrera was a teammate of Cowboys LB Kevin Burnett and TE Jason Witten at Tennessee.
- Vikings S Mike Doss played at Ohio State with Cowboys LB Bobby Carpenter.
- Vikings CB Antoine Winfi eld and LB coach Fred Pagac were at Ohio State with Cowboys WR Terry Glenn.
- Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu was a teammate of Cowboys T Marc Colombo at Boston College.
- Vikings DE Ray Edwards and Cowboys CB Jacques Reeves and LB Anthony Spencer were teammates at Purdue.
- Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was a teammate of Cowboys DT Remi Ayodele at Oklahoma.
- Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy coached at Colorado when Cowboys G/C Andre Gurode played there.
- Vikings QB coach Kevin Rogers coached at Notre Dame when Cowboys RB Julius Jones played for the Fighting Irish.
- Vikings DT Spencer Johnson and LB Dontarrious Thomas played at Auburn with Cowboys DE Jay Ratliff.
- Vikings offensive line coach Pat Morris tutored Cowboys T Flozell Adams in his freshman season at Michigan State.
- Vikings special teams coordinator Paul Ferraro was on the staff at Rutgers when Cowboys CB Nathan Jones played for the
Scarlet Knights.