The lockout has not been a bad thing for all players in the NFL, according to Roy Williams the lockout this summer has given his body time to recover and rest. Williams who is an 8 year NFL veteran said the NFL lockout has a sliver lining. ” I talked to a player who was contemplating retirement, but this lockout has gotten his body back to where it needs to be,” Williams told the Odessa American over the weekend. “For us older players, it’s good.”
However Williams also knows that the lockout is not good for the Chemistry and development of the Dallas Cowboys. “We’re losing our key time to jell as a team,” William said. “That’s when you come together, in the off season, OTAs, mini camps. “We try to it up with our own workouts , but its not the same as it is when the coaches are pushing you.” The lockout also hurts the Cowboys new draft picks who have been unable to work with coaches and learn the new playbooks.
Williams told the American that his biggest focus has been on making himself better to help the Cowboys improve on what was a disappointing 2010 campaign. “We looked like paper champs. We had the team, we had the talent, but when we played, it didn’t pan out for us, We have to be better next year,” Williams said.
While the lockout was a nice rest for the players and gave many a chance to heal up, it is time to get back to the business of football. Lets hope that this lockout does not hurt the Cowboys chemistry early on in the season. Also hope that Roy Williams has a good breakout season and can help the Cowboys reach the playoffs this season.