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Jerry Jones Gets ‘Fired Up’ Being Around Gary Patterson

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Gary Patterson is known for his firey personality. But that personality rubs off on folks well beyond college football players and all the way up to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

During the Cowboys’ pre-draft interview with TCU safety Trevon Moehrig, the team posted a clip of the interview on social media this week.

It starts with Jones praising Patterson, saying, “I love your coach. He fires me up every time I get near him.”

Jones then goes on to ask Trevon Moehrig: “What is the most important things that you think you gained from having him as your coach?”


Moehrig responded with, “Like you said he’s very energetic. Everywhere, yelling, screaming, high paced. I would just say just listening to the message and not how it’s delivered, just learning how to adapt to coaching, different coaching styles. I think it’s helped me through my years at TCU.”

Moehrig is projected to be a first round pick in this year’s NFL Draft as he’s widely considered one of the top safeties available. The Cowboys hold the 10th overall pick, which is expected to be too high for Moehrig, but maybe if he slips into the second round, the Cowboys, who need to improve their secondary, could trade up, or could be lucky enough to snag him at No. 44.

TCU is trying to do something its never done: Produce a first round NFL Draft pick in three straight years. L.J. Collier was a first-round pick in 2019 and Jalen Reagor and Jeff Gladney were first-round selections in 2020.

The NFL Draft begins with the first round taking place on Thursday, April 29th.

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