Retiring after the 1972 season Ditka was immediately hired as an assistant coach by Cowboys' head coach Tom Landry. In addition to playing tight end he also served as the team's punter. I think he understands that.
Michael Keller Ditka Jr. (born October 18 1939) is a former American football NFL player television commentator and coach. Ditka and Tom Flores are the only two people to win an NFL title as a player an assistant coach and a head coach.