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Making it Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection) by Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher, Erv Thomas, Gregory Shea, Robert E. Gunther

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CHAPTER 4Just One Last Play

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

—Andre Gide

When I was working for the Dallas Cowboys, we had a big game against our arch rivals, the Washington Redskins. During the week-long buildup before the game, Redskins player Albert Connell, in an ESPN interview, made some cutting comments about Deion Sanders, saying that he was an old man who was washed up and should no longer be playing.

In the game, while Deion was trying to disprove these remarks, he caught a punt early in the first quarter and was immediately hit by a number of Redskins. They hit him so hard that Deion suffered such a concussion that the medical staff had to help him off the field. At least for that ...

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