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Al Harris

Another name LaFleur could consider is former Packers Pro Bowl cornerback Al Harris.

Harris is already a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, having spent seven seasons with the team. Harris started 102 games for the Packers, making 87 pass defenses, 14 interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns. He also made a famous pick-six in overtime in the Packers' playoff victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the 2003 wild-card round.

Harris has spent a little over a decade coaching in the NFL and has enjoyed tremendous success as Mike McCarthy's defensive backs coach in Dallas.

The Cowboys' secondary has made 13 interceptions this season, including an incredible five pick-sixes from cornerback DaRon Bland. In 2021, Trevon Diggs made 11 interceptions.

Hiring Harris as defensive coordinator would be a risk. It's a big step up from his current role, but The Leap's Peter Bukowski made a great point about why it could work.

"I'm not generally into wishcasting for reunions being a good idea just because they're reunions, but I'd be up for Al Harris as the next DC in Green Bay," wrote Bukowski. "You knew from his days as a player he could be a good coach someday."

Harris would undoubtedly get the best out of Packers cornerbacks Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes, and Carrington Valentine.

It's a long shot, but Harris could make sense as Green Bay's next defensive coordinator.