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Jimmy Johnson says Cowboys are 'country club'

Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson questioned the team's motivation in an interview with Dan Patrick.

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Everyone seems to have an opinion on the Dallas Cowboys, but few opinions would raise eyebrows more than the team's former two-time Super Bowl winning coach, Jimmy Johnson. And he has opinions.

In an interview with the Dan Patrick Show, Johnson questioned the Cowboys' motivation and the atmosphere around the team, calling it a "country club" atmosphere:

"... The No. 1 motivator (in the NFL) is fear. Fear of maybe letting down your teammates or being embarrassed or chastised or fear of losing your job. Where is the fear in Dallas? There is no fear in Dallas. It's a country club where everybody is buddies."

Johnson went on to say that he thinks head coach Jason Garrett is probably coaching for his job the rest of the season, and that Sunday's game against the similarly disappointing Philadelphia Eagles might go a long way in determining not only Garrett's future, but that of Eagles head coach Andy Reid.

Both Dallas and Philadelphia have disappointing 3-5 records, and the loser of Sunday's game is likely out of the hunt for not only the NFC East, but a Wild Card spot. The Cowboys and Eagles meet Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on FOX.

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