Actor Matthew McConaughey attends the Universal Studio premiere of "Sing" in Los Angeles, California, on December 3, 2016. 

Actor Matthew McConaughey attends the Universal Studio premiere of "Sing" in Los Angeles, California, on December 3, 2016. 

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Actor Matthew McConaughey watched the Dallas Cowboys' heartbreaking loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night to be eliminated from NFL playoffs, and like many people watching, he didn't feel discouraged about the performance.

We spoke with McConaughey by phone Monday about his new film, Gold (more to come on that), and figured since he's become something of a motivational speaker for football teams, we'd offer his thoughts on the Cowboys' season. Even though he's a die-hard Washington Redskins fan, McConaughey first wished the Boys luck in the off-season.

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"I tell you what, this team you got now is built for the long haul, and that damn offensive line is probably the best that’s ever walked the Earth," he said.

"You guys [a.k.a. Dallas] have got a young, talented team. I know everyone is kinda bruised today, but you pick it back up and get going," he said. "Hopefully the Redskins can get together a good enough team to start competing with you guys because I think you guys are going to be up around the top for a while."

We'd like to think so, too!

Matthew McConaughey stars in Gold, an inspired-by-true-events film about a prospector's search for the ultimate treasure, opening in theaters Jan. 27. We spoke to him about why it was his favorite role to ever play and more in a forthcoming interview. Stay tuned.

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