Mike McCarthy will be here all week.
The Dallas Cowboys head coach, in a desperate attempt to motivate his team ahead of Sunday's 31-28 win over the Minnesota Vikings, pulled out a sledgehammer and some watermelons and went full Gallagher in a Saturday team meeting, per the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero:
McCarthy later confirmed the report.
"It was just all part of the messaging," McCarthy said Monday, per ESPN's Todd Archer. "We had a number of points of emphasis that we were trying to hit, so a number of guys got to participate, and once again I'd say it was a lot of fun. It was well received."
You know things are bad when you have to resort to prop comedy. But hey, the 3-7 Cowboys apparently responded to the motivational tactics and are still, somehow, just a half-game out of first place in the hapless NFC East.
And that might be the biggest joke of all.