The atmosphere was definitely joyous, as teammates hugged and owner Jerry Jones made his away around giving personal congratulations to players at their lockers. Another description of the locker room vibe, however, would be reserved elation. And of course, no one exemplifies that more than head coach Jason Garrett, whose message to the team during his post-game locker room address was about pride. Specifically, his pride for his team.
“Everyone in our organization has been working their asses off to build a team we’re proud to be apart of, to build a team we’re proud to coach, and I stand here today saying I’m damn proud of this football team,” Garrett said to his team to cheers.
He then praised the Cowboys’ dominance in all three phases.
“Defense … three points in the NFL? That’s hard to do now. Offense … 50 plays in the first half, you saw those [Giants] guys, they were doubled over, they were tired, and we kept coming at them, kept coming at them,” Garrett said.
“It’s really important to enjoy this,” he said, before reminding his players to keep their eyes on what’s in front of them. Now, that’s a game with the Broncos in Denver on Sunday.