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Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach gives players his ice water test

- July 31st, 2014

If this is what it takes to be an NFL coach, I’m in the wrong profession.

You’ve heard of an athlete having “ice in their veins”?

Well, Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach Mike Pope gives that phrase a whole new meaning.

The coaching “legend” uses an interesting method to prepare guys like Jason Witten for the season: He stands behind his players and douses them with ice water while they work on their hands.

It’s one of those old-school methods, one that’s probably not widespread.

Seriously, though, ask NFL Pro Bowl tight ends like Tony Gonzalez and Vernon Davis if their coaches ever chucked ice cubes at their bare backs in training camp. I’m guessing they didn’t.

Then again, this is Texas we’re talking about. We all know they do things differently down there.

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