The Dallas Cowboys are desperate to alleviate the rash of injuries that plagued the team last season. The organization is taking proactive steps to slow the frequency at which injuries have occurred in the past.
According to the Dallas Morning News, all linemen were required to wear knee braces during the team’s recent minicamp. It seems likely that this preventative measure will continue throughout the entirety of the upcoming season.
The Cowboys can ill afford to lose any player this season due to an extensive injury. However it is an unfortunate forgone conclusion that several players will end up missing significant time. Linebacker Sean Lee is already lost for the season, and players like safety Matt Johnson and former Cowboy receiver Miles Austin have been tagged as injury-prone for several years.
There are several players on the roster that the team has to keep healthy this season to achieve some level of success. If they fail to keep pivotal pieces of the team on the field, they can look forward to another long and unfruitful season.