Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones invited former Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs to give his team a pep talk in preparation for yesterday’s game against the Panthers.
“He was saying to us that when they called him and asked him to speak he was like, ‘Are you crazy?’ knowing what that rivalry was like,” Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor said with a laugh, per the San Jose Mercury News.
Gibbs talked about having faith in God to overcome adversity.
“He was talking about different situations he’s been in and how he fought through them,” Connor said. “He said when you’re in a situation, you think it’s the worst thing ever, but you have to have faith in God and push through it. That was the message. He was unbelievable.”
Gibbs told the team about some of his low times.
“He came into chapel and talked about some of his low times,” Jones said. “He spoke about some of the coaching errors. He wasn’t directing it to the team at all, relative to our criticism this week of our sideline coaching decisions, but he talked a little about a couple that bit him.
“The players told me that when they hear Joe Gibbs talk about a few bad decisions, they know anybody can make them.”
It’s really funny that Jones invited one of his biggest rivals to give his team a pep talk. At the end of the day, it shows how much respect Jones has for Gibbs.