Interesting radio point regarding Cowboys training and overall health

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by bounce, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    The Miami connection is obvious, and it's a 25 year old example, but it still is a pretty good example of Jerry bragging about going against the recommendations of multiple doctors.
  2. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    Good find
  3. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Jones made that decision - I think it was the person in charge of personnel decisions at that time. Jimmy Johnson. Jones wouldn't have been able to pick Alonzo Highsmith out of a crowd.
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Lol! Perhaps you're right at that point.
  5. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    I was kinda thinking along those same lines. Even though the Doctor never said it specifically, I kinda wondered if the Cowboy training and PT staff reached out to other professionals outside of the team(maybe even himself) for treatment and/or rehab ideas. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think they might seek out outside opinions for a case like Austin's. They have a player with chronic hamstring issues and seeking alternate treatments from peers would seem fairly logical.
  6. Hoofbite

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    Guess all the med school and professional experience of 3 doctors just wasn't enough.
  7. Plankton

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    It was a case of where Jimmy's past remembrance of Highsmith's talent blinded him to the reality that he couldn't play anymore. Heart ruling the mind.
  8. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    unbelievable that the advice of the doctors was not taken. And to squander picks after full while knowing the medical situation of the player is downright stupid.
  9. Zimmy Lives

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    So, in essence, the players go running to daddy (Jerruh) and he makes it all better. o_O
  10. bounce

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    Not to bump an old thread, but the doctor was on for another segment this morning. He was asked what his relationship with the Cowboys is, and he said that his company (Airrosti) is contracted by the Cowboys and one of his trainers goes up a few hours a week to work for the team for rehab assignments. He lays out the recommended rehab for the players, and will do the treatments for them - and Austin rejected his recommendations and opted not to do it.

    I'm just posting because a lot of people asked how he got the information about Austin, whether it was hearsay or first-hand. Sounds pretty first hand.
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  11. Doomsay

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    Sounds a little damning regarding Austin and perhaps a little risky for his PT company's sake to reveal that. But good info, thanks. Every player is different, but it does seem like other players have taken more aggressive approaches (AP), and Miles has had this issue (under a huge contract) for a number of years now.
  12. bounce

    bounce Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was wondering about the reveal of player treatments and how he'd be able to do it. I felt weird saying it, but he's going on air saying it, so it can't be too guarded...or he's just careless.

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