In an interesting piece on ESPN Dallas today, former Cowboys’ cornerback Terence Newman readily admits that he had a rough go of things in the second half of the 2011 season, but one of the chief reasons for that, he says, was a hamstring injury that might not have been noticeable to fans.
“I'm a rockhead about some things and I tried to play through it,” Newman told the official website of the Bengals, his new team. “I wanted to be there for my teammates and I ended up probably hurting them.”
Newman had a memorably bad 2011, at least down the stretch. But he hopes, and Cincinnati hopes that being reunited with Mike Zimmer--who was a defensive assistant with Dallas for the first four years of Newman’s career--as well as being healthy will lead Newman back to the sort of performance that earned him two Pro Bowl nods.
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