The Dallas Cowboys suffered from hamstring issues early and often enough in 2013 to make head coach Jason Garrett consider pulling the reins on the amount of time the team spends on the field going forward, particularly early in the offseason conditioning program.
“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”
According to ESPN Dallas's Todd Archer, 12 Cowboys missed either practices or games due to this particular muscle, with the receiving and linebacking corps. being especially hard hit: Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Terrance Williams, Dwayne Harris, Gavin Escobar, Lance Dunbar, Sean Lee, Bruce Carter, Justin Durant, Barry Church, Danny McCray and Morris Claiborne.
“[Cowboys strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik] I know is certainly not happy with it,” said executive vice president Stephen Jones. “[Athletic trainers] Jim Maurer and Britt Brown are not happy. I know Jason’s not happy with it and I damn sure know Jerry [Jones] and I are not happy with it. So we’re looking at ways to try to work on that.”
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