Well, there is no doubt that the Cowboys could be champs at something right now, and that’s being the most injury prone squad professional football has ever seen.
Training Camp has just begun, and yet our injured list looks about as prominent as our depth chart. Jay Ratliff has found himself in familiar territory, while the up and coming Tyrone Crawford is lost for the season, due to a torn Achilles tendon.
Injuries are a part of the game, and are to be expected of course, but it seems as if the Cowboys are a team that constantly has trouble before the year even starts.
Where does the fault lie? Does it belong to the strength and conditioning coach for not having the players in shape for the grueling preparation of a football season, is it the players themselves for not preparing themselves correctly, or is it just good old fashioned bad luck?
I’m willing to bet it’s the bad luck, but man we seem to have so much of it. You can’t really blame anybody for a torn Achilles, that’s as much inevitable, as it is unpredictable, and one can only hope to come back 100% from an injury like that, heck, we still have to see how Barry Church holds up once the season hits full throttle.
Major hits on the defensive line have us looking into guys like Amobi Okoye, which I’m not exactly opposed to, considering his former first round pick status. He hasn’t quite lived up to that status as of yet, but maybe a different atmosphere will help him manifest that potential. You never know when you have the opportunity to catch lightning in a bottle.
My hope is only that all of our injuries will be out of the way, and it won’t hit us as bad as it did last year.
It’s going to be difficult to break the .500 trend, but if at full strength, there’s no reason these Boys can’t make some noise.