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For McGee, Lockout Presents "Huge Setback"



    The Dallas Cowboys’ Stephen McGee will enter the 2011 season once as the team’s third string quarterback, lodged behind franchise starter Tony Romo and wily, rocksteady veteran Jon Kitna. It appears that McGee still has a long road ahead of him, and the timing of the lockout, for the Texas A&M product, couldn’t have come at a worse time.

    With both Romo and Kitna sidelined by injury, McGee finished last year as the team’s starter, and showed some serious promise, leading the team to a season-ending week 17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. With the NFL locked out, though, McGee has been unable to build on this success through a standard offseason practice routine. 

    "It's a big setback," McGee said, per the Dallas Morning News. "There's no doubt about it. Obviously, you want to be out there getting better. I want to be working with the quarterbacks coach, Wade Wilson.

    “This time last year, I felt like I made a huge gain from the year before in watching video with him, sitting down doing drills together and just working on little mechanical things. This is valuable time I am not getting with a really good coaching staff.”

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