In the continuation of what’s become a kind of unofficial tradition under Jason Garrett, the Dallas Cowboys brought in a franchise legend this week to address the team.
Hall of Fame defensive tackle, Ring of Honor member and noted Manster Randy White spoke to the current Cowboys on Tuesday, and spent some extra time with the defensive line group.
"I just kind of shared a few things that I think are important: the teams I played on, why they were successful,” White said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. "We had a good group. We cared about each other. You gotta have the drive. To be good, you've got to make sacrifices, you've got to pay a price and you have to do the things that the other guy doesn't want to do. And you beat him physically not only physically but you beat him with your mental preparation.
“When things get tough--and they always do--you don't point the finger anywhere else. Each guy's got to look at himself and say, ‘Hey, what can I do to make this team better?' If everybody does that, there's something else you can do and then you're going to improve.”
Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli was understandably thrilled that his group was afforded the opportunity to spend the day with White.
"It was a great deal for our men to be around a man like that, now," defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. "Just having a man like that with them all day and visiting with them and talking football, but not just the football but how you approach the game, he's a special guy."