Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn was the Dallas Cowboys’ running backs coach for two years in 2005 and 2006, and he went through one of the toughest periods of his life during that time.
During training camp in 2005, he was walking across the street after getting dinner and a drunk driver nearly killed him. The injuries he suffered required four surgeries, and Lynn is eternally grateful for how helpful the Cowboys’ organization was during that process.
“I don’t think my wife cooked a meal for three weeks.” Lynn said, via the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota. “I had a driver to take me back and forth to work. When I got to work, everybody made accommodations for me there, so that I could get back quicker doing what I love to do.
“It just made that process a lot easier for me,”
Lynn will be going up against the Cowboys as a head coach for the first time in his career on Sunday. He was hired by the Chargers during the offseason.
This game is extremely important to the Cowboys. They are 5-5 on the season and with left tackle Tyron Smith expected to play, they surely are expecting to pull out a win against the 4-6 Chargers.
However, for those who were with the Cowboys during Lynn’s time as an assistant, it will absolutely be a nice moment for them all see each other after his most recent professional success.