Mike McCarthy Apparently Used a Sledgehammer to Motivate Cowboys
Football coaches will do crazy things to motivate their team, especially when they're on the hot seat.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy was a prime example of that before Dallas' victory over Minnesota.
The typically mild-mannered coach unleashed a sledgehammer like he's Triple H to motivate his team, according to a hilarious NFL Media report.
#Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy pulled out a sledgehammer during Saturday night’s team meeting and smashed watermelons like Gallagher to emphasize their objectives. Players roared, then responded with an inspired win in Minnesota. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/oiUThTYuYJ— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 23, 2020
That's right. McCarthy went full-Gallagher and smashed watermelons with the Cowboys' team objectives for the game on each fruit.
Cowboys pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence then volunteered to smash the final watermelon, saving McCarthy from one final half-hearted blow.
Apparently, the team loved it, although they still allowed Cook to run for 115 yards. But in the end, a gimmicky yet hilarious motivational tactic seemed to work as the Cowboys came away victorious.
Now we just need to get our hands on that video of a watermelon-soaked McCarthy smashing the fruit.
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