Gibbs lives in Charlotte and owns a stock-car racing team, Joe Gibbs Racing, which is located just north of the city, in Huntersville, N.C.
"He was talking about different situations he's been in and how he fought through them," Connor said. "He said when you're in a situation, you think it's the worst thing ever, but you have to have faith in God and push through it. That was the message. He was unbelievable."
Gibbs' message came after Garrett was criticized for poor clock management last week in Dallas' 31-29 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
"He came into chapel, and talked about some of his low times," Jones said. "He spoke about some of the coaching errors. He wasn't directing it to the team at all, relative to our criticism this week of our sideline coaching decisions, but he talked a little about a couple that bit him.
"The players told me that when they hear Joe Gibbs talk about a few bad decisions, they know anybody can make them."
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