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Cowboys Doc Honored With Doctor-Type Award

A team trainer and team physician were recently honored by the league

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    The Dallas Cowboys have become a middling team lately, but their medical staff seems to be among the best in the business.

    Associate athletic trainer Britt Brown was named the NFC assistant trainer of the year and, this week, per ESPN Dallas, Dr. Dan Cooper was honored as the recipient of the Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award, given annually to the NFL’s most outstanding physician. Cooper is the Cowboys’ orthopedic surgeon.

    Both of these honors are voted on by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society, a group that we imagine doesn’t care for James Woods’ character in Any Given Sunday.

    Of course, 2012 was a rough year for Dallas from a health standpoint. The team lost six starters on defense alone, and was without starting running back DeMarco Murray for six games as he dealt with a sprained foot. Despite all this, the Cowboys were in the playoff mix until a week 17 loss to Washington sent them home for the offseason.

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