The Dallas Cowboys had 12 players lose time due to hamstring injuries in 2013, so it’s understandable that through the offseason program, players have done just about all they could to safeguard against that kind of injury.
Wide receiver Dez Bryant says the change in their preparation isn’t anything mandated by the team. Rather, the players who either experienced a hamstring issue or saw their teammates drop like flies with them last year have taken it upon themselves to take these measures.
"We really haven't been talking about it amongst each other, about, oh, how are we going to tape our hamstrings," Bryant said, per ESPN Dallas. "I think everybody knows how important it is to keep your body right. And I think that's exactly what all of us have been doing. We've been making sure everything is good."
As for Bryant himself, he says he’s coming into 2014 in the best shape of his career--and he’s always been in pretty great shape.
"I'm going to continue to keep doing what I'm doing," Bryant said. "It's important to me to be in the best shape I possibly can be. And make sure the rest of my teammates, they are in shape too as well, especially the wide receivers. I'm really not trying to go into camp taking a step back. We're trying to build not only me but help the rest of the guys build off what we learned from OTAs, minicamp and go from there."
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