“If we had a 7 o’clock meeting with the Cowboys, you couldn’t walk in at 7,” he continued. “If you did, Jimmy would ask why you were late. … He’d say you can’t just walk in and be ready to go. You have to be early to get in the right frame of mind.”
He paused for emphasis.
“If I did it for Jimmy Johnson and for football,” Mr. Veingrad concluded, “how can I show up unprepared to meet God in prayer?”