Before he became head coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton was an assistant for the Dallas Cowboys. Nakia Hogan, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Head Coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints watches a play from the sidelines during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Louisiana Superdome on September 26, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Falcons defeated the Saints 27-24.

Courtesy---Nakia Hogan/Times-Picayune

Before Sean Payton slept with the Lombardi Trophy, chewed out kickers and intercepted Jerry Jones' wine order, he unassumingly walked the halls at Valley Ranch, barely gaining notice from outsiders.

To many, he was just another one of Bill Parcells' disciples, a hard-working Dallas Cowboys assistant coach who stayed away from the limelight.