IRVING, Texas Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett stood before his team Wednesday morning and delivered a strong message about how important it was to have a good practice. According to eyewitnesses, the Princeton man even changed his facial expression a time or two.
Who knows whether or not it will matter Sunday night against the Eagles, but a handful of Cowboys players confirmed to me that it was the most spirited practice of the season. The seldom-heard-from Vince Agnew, who could see significant time as a nickel cornerback this week for the Cowboys, was taken aback.
"It was double the intensity from anything I've seen in my seven weeks here," he told me. "It just took things to another level."
And if you're nave enough to think the Cowboys have any shot at the playoffs, maybe this is a positive sign. What it suggests to me is that Garrett has finally realized he's about to lose his job if the Cowboys don't at least show some fight do...