Despite a year rife with injuries, ESPN Dallas reports that Cowboys’ strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik will almost certainly return in 2014.
Per the report, Cowboys players missed 77 games due to injury in 2013. 23 of those involved hamstring injuries, a nagging issue (see: Miles Austin) that is thought to befall players who are not in “football shape.” Among those who missed time were stars like DeMarco Murray and DeMarcus Ware. As you probably remember, Tony Romo missed the win-and-in game with the Eagles with a back issue.
The injury bug was so bad that, at a point, the Cowboys ramped up their monitoring of players’ diet and conditioning.
“We look at all those things, all the time," Woicik said last year. “Trainers, strength coaches always look at that. We're always looking for new ways that we can try to prevent it, but we don’t have all the answers.”
Woicik has a pretty impressive track record. He was the S&C coach for the Cowboys’ three Super Bowl wins in the early ‘90s before moving on to New England, where he presided over three more Super Bowl Champs.
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