Know your enemy: Garrett cites Redskins' past to fire up 'Boys

Coach Jason Garrett would like his Cowboys squad to learn something from the team's chief rival, the Washington Redskins.

The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that when Garrett gathered with some of his players before the lockout, he stressed the need for them to workout together during the impasse.

Garrett noted that the Redskins ended up winning the Super Bowl following the 1982 and 1987 seasons, both interrupted by work stoppages. In both seasons, Washington's players worked out as a group to prepare for the regular season.

"That reflected in their play on the field," Garrett told The Morning News on Saturday.

Garrett was named the eighth coach in Cowboys' history in January. He led the team to a 5-3 record last season as interim coach after Wade Phillips was fired following a 1-7 start.

Garrett is the first Dallas coach to also have played for the Cowboys. He was a backup to Troy Aikman in the 1990s, then played for the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins. He has been with the Cowboys for 20 of the 22 seasons that Jerry Jones has owned the team.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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