Wade Phillips let Magice Johnson address the team. He told them about his experience in losing the 1984 Finals to the Boston Celtics. He used the next year to fuel him and the Lakers. They beat the Celtics in Boston to win the 1985 NBA Title.
He emphasized the Cowboys have to police themselves. If a player is messing up, someone needs to say, “Hey, you’re messing up my ring”. By ring, Magic means championship ring.
“You can’t win the Super Bowl today. What they have to do is come here to work on their skills and timing and get in shape. Then they have to start with the four preseason games. But then against Cleveland, that’s when it starts. Win your division and have the best record in the NFC. You can’t worry about the Super Bowl until the playoffs get here.”
Magic think the Mavericks are done. He spoke of how the Cowboys needed to “take advantage of this window before it closes. The window closed on the Mavericks.” That’s gotta make new head coach Rick Carlisle feel great.
Foxx was trying to leave the complex after the practice, but NBC 5 tracked him down. He is a big time Cowboys fans and started rolling off old school names like Bob Lilly, billy Joe Dupree, Drew Pearson, etc.
T.O. came by and they both talked about each other and their experiences working the film, Any Given Sunday. Foxx played quarterback Willie Beamon.
I didn’t have enough time to get over and talk to Rob Lowe.
We’ll have more on the 10PM News on NBC 5.