Obviously, I'm stoked about the FAs & the best draft in the last 12 years, at least.
What is really beginning to show through, however, is how the veterans have taken to the off-season workout program. It seems like over half the team came back stronger, bigger, and faster than last year! That is exciting. Quincy Morgan
, who played for the Browns the past few years, credits strength & conditioning coach Joe Juraszek
for his increased size & speed. Many of the other players give Juraszek's aggressive training props for helping them improve.:strongarm
It just goes to show that these days in the NFL, you can't leave any stone unturned. Parcells went out & got what I think is the best conditioning coach in the business to take his players to another level. I have never seen this many players come back the next year so much stronger & bigger than the year before on ANY
team! I also believe injuries will be fewer than in the past, due to the players coming back in better condition.
is just one example. I think because he was hurt two years ago, and Parcells
got on him, he balked at the conditioning program, (and anything else Parcells said). Once he saw the progress of some of the other players, however, he sold into the program & is in better shape than he's been in in years.
With more than half of our players bigger & stronger, and with bigger & stronger rookies adding to the puzzle, the 'Boys
can't help but put the big hurt on a lot more teams than they did last year.
I predict the Cowboys
will go 12-4
, and make it at least to the NFC Championship game