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Twitter: Cowboys to perform *optional* conditioning tests on Monday...details Post #22

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    The management of the Cowboys called out to Vegas to set a line in hopes of filling the Death Star fans watching with instant video piped in from training camp as the betting windows opened for a little action. Something like when people get roosters to fight.

    Vegas declined to set a line.

    Jerry then resorted to the largest Tupperware party ever because Jerry Jr. assured him them gals like to sample concessions whist they purchase plastic containers.
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    New backup quarterback Brandon Weeden explained in an interview Friday with Oklahoma City's Sports Morning on WWLS (98.1 FM and 640 AM in OKC) that tight end Jason Witten wants to know the fitness of his teammates before the flight and has called a conditioning test a day before departing from Dallas.

    "[Jason] Witten thought it would be a great idea to do our conditioning tests in Dallas in 100-degree heat instead of doing that in Oxnard," Weeden said. "We give him all kinds of hell about that. So we run on Monday morning and the plane leaves for Oxnard on Tuesday. ... I'm going to head down to Dallas Sunday night and get started Monday morning."

    Weeden explained what's in store for the team in its planned running drill on Monday.

    "We've got a total of 20 50s [yards] timed," Weeden said. "The skill positions have 8 seconds to run 60 yards, we've got 7 seconds to run 50 yards and the big guys have 6 seconds to run 40 yards, so it's a pretty good sprint. So 10 of those with a three minute-break and 10 more."

    More: http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...r-dallas-cowboys-fitness-test-temperature.ece
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  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He'll have to fly in and stay in a Hotel starting Sunday and then stay until they fly out on Wednesday. I wouldn't blame him if he didn't make it, but I can see the media making a big story out of it.
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  4. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Funny how we all worry about this test.

    Shouldn't a professional football player be able to pass a conditioning test without getting hurt?
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  5. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Seriously. I was betting on Johnson pulling a hammy and failing the test. :p
  6. jaybird

    jaybird Active Member

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    Some where Larry Allen is laughing
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  7. Cumart21

    Cumart21 Active Member

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    Guys get hurt in the conditioning test every year. I'll be holding my breath lol.
  8. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    maybe by then it will be back up to around 100, but it was 70* earlier today here north of dallas.
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    You'd hope a vet to reaches out to the guy and invites him to stay at his house. If I'm Garrett I maybe put that in Sean Lee's ear.
  10. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    witten is a huge part of the team. thats what leaders do. they make everyone else better by pushing them.if someone pulss a hammy would it really matter if it was monday or the first day of camp. i don't see any difference. if they can't pass the teast then they know what they need to do to get ready
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  11. DuDa

    DuDa Well-Known Member

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    3 minutes of rest in between each one...no problem.
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Each set of 10. That's a fairly significant HIIT workout given the time constraints. Not something anybody has any place failing, though.

    I wonder if the idea is that people have to finish the test before being allowed to get on the plane to California?
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  13. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Im not saying its a bad thing. I just dont see what the point is doing it monday if theyre leaving tuesday. Its not like theyre going to dramatically get into propper condition if they fail over night. If it was about getting people on track if they arent, it wouldve been better to do this atleast a week ago. Not the day before.
  14. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    He's fat and old

    And probably Weeden.

    Because he's old.
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  15. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    will he even show?
  16. slick325

    slick325 Well-Known Member

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    Like xwalker said, he would have to fly into Dallas for the pre-test. It would say a lot about his desire to make the team and play football again, but I wouldn't blame him one bit if he just flew out to Oxnard for TC when the full squad assembles.
  17. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Do the Doctors and the training staff have restrictions on some of the players?
  18. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    So if my calculations are right for the skill position guys they run a total of .68 mile in 2 minutes 40 seconds with a 3 min break half way...
  19. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Fingers crossed for Matt Johnson.
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  20. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    so that extrapolates out to 1.36 miles in 5 minutes 20 seconds... That's a pretty good clip for anyone.

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