Back in training camp, head coach Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys donned workout shirts with the concise message, “FIGHT” printed on the front.
“Every day it’s a fight to be your best, whatever your field of endeavor you have,” Garrett explained back in July, according to the Dallas Morning News. “We talk about that a lot, and it’s really an important thing to understand. This is a unique opportunity that we all have--to play and coach for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.”
Five months later, Garrett is still preaching the importance of fighting and, on Sunday, the team did just that.
Trailing the Eagles 24-21 late in the third quarter after blowing a 21-point first half lead, it looked like the team was on their way to another December collapse. But the collapse didn’t happen. Rather, the team battled back, and finished with a crucial 38-27 victory.
"The people who are most successful in life and the teams that are the most successful have a lot of [fight, will and determination]," Garrett said Sunday, per ESPN Dallas. "I think we demonstrated that tonight. Obviously got off to a really good start. They're a good football team. We knew they were going to battle back. We knew it was going to be 60 minutes. I thought we made real critical plays in all three areas to help us win this game. Obviously the overriding factor was out will and our fight and our determination to get it done."
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