The Dallas Cowboys signed Mike Woicik as their strength and conditioning coach last February, but due to the longest work stoppage in league history, the team is just now about to embark on an offseason workout program with the man behind six Super Bowl winning teams--three in Dallas, in his first stint with the team in the early 90s, and three with the Patriots in the early 2000s.
The difference an offseason with Woicik will make remains to be seen obviously, but his track record gives Cowboys fans a pretty good reason for optimism. According to head coach Jason Garrett, Woicik will spend the coming months doing what good S&C coaches do--making a quiet, but very real impact on the team.
“When you’re a strength and conditioning coach, the season is more of your offseason,” Garrett said, per the San Antonio Express-News. “He’s maintaining guys. We lift and we run and do all the things most teams do during the season. But it’s more of a maintenance-type situation.
“The offseason is really when he gets to work and we’re excited about the opportunity to have our players be with him. Our older players and also our younger players because I think he has a track record of develop individual players and hopefully it will help develop our team.”
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