Joe Gibbs spoke to Dallas Cowboys before game
Joe Gibbs was the head coach of the Washington Redskins for 16 seasons and still maintains an affiliation with the team as a special advisor to owner Dan Snyder, but that apparently doesn’t mean he can’t also provide advice for the rival Dallas Cowboys.
Gibbs reportedly spoke to the Cowboys at their team hotel on Saturday, the night before the team faced the Carolina Panthers. Gibbs’ auto racing team is based in Charlotte, N.C., and he was invited by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to speak to the team.
Jones and Gibbs have had a good relationship for years, even though they were competitors. Gibbs even advised Jones when he was looking to hire a new coach.
Gibbs reportedly tried reassuring the Cowboys about their clock management problems that occurred last weekend’s loss to Baltimore. He told them about a brain fart he made at the end of a 2007 game against the Bills that cost his team the game. The message was apparently well received.
“A couple players told me, ‘If Joe Gibbs can screw it up at the last second, everybody else can screw it up,'” Jerry Jones said, per USA Today.
The speech may have served the Cowboys well. They beat the Panthers 19-14 and seemed to avoid any clock management problems. But Joe Gibbs giving advice to the Cowboys? Man, that’s just weird.