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News: ST: Cowboys requiring linemen to wear knee braces

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by NewsBot, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot New Member

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    The Cowboys are requiring their linemen to wear knee braces. Both offensive and defensive linemen wore the custom-made braces in practice Tuesday.

    The team has not decided whether it will require them in games.

    "We’re going to have them in practice right now and see how guys respond to them," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "We think it’s good. It’s a good preventative measure. Sometimes guys get rolled up on the offensive and defensive line. It happens away from them, a guy falls on them. It’s been a long study through the years, it’s been going on for 30-plus years, about the value of knee braces. I’ve been on teams that used them, haven’t used them, swear by them, don’t think they make any difference. We just think as an organization it’s a good thing for us to be able to do. We got them all custom made for those guys. They’re wearing them now for practice. We’ll make our evaluations as we go forward.”

    The braces are designed to protect the knee's ligaments from lateral impacts. Some of the linemen already are complaining about wearing them, though, Garrett admitted.

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  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I'm good with it..
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  3. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I think it prevents some injuries and may make some less serious. It is not a panacea. Not sure why anyone is complaining. They don't weigh enough to make a difference; unless they're a lot different these days.
  4. DC Cowboy

    DC Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Anything that "might" prevent an injury I am all for it.
  5. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

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    Parcells used to always do this.
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  6. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Correct. Garrett must be getting the advanced electives now.
  7. dwight

    dwight Well-Known Member

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    I was about to say that. I was wondering why Jason didn't use knee braces at his first training camp as Head Coach.
  8. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    is there a brace for hammies?
  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    It was noted in the article. I just snipped it from the OP.
  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    If he starts chomping down on cups of ice during pressers you know something's up.
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  11. TX_Yid

    TX_Yid Well-Known Member

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    Can we make a special Sean Lee shaped body brace?
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  12. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I'm fine with it!
  13. TonyS

    TonyS Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing Martin in a brace in most of his game highlight videos. He should be comfortable with this move. Could be another plus in his draft value when coaches were evaluating him as a prospect.
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  14. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Might as well put ankle braces on too.
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    anything that will help prevent injuries during practices should be looked at. Wonder why after almost 4 years he decided to do it now?
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  16. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Well-Known Member

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    Great idea. It should be mandatory for Sean Lee too - when he returns.

    Oh, and I like that they installed ballet bars to help with stretching out their hammies. We probably lead the NFL in games missed due to hammies.

    Maybe they should make players do yoga too - in the offseason.
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Tights...which all the WRs are wearing.
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  18. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    Psychologically they do and some can be downright uncomfortable. However, I am pro knee brace. If it prevents one injury it would be worth the discomfort.
  19. guag

    guag Currently operating within established parameters

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    You can see the Notre Dame players wearing a knee brace in my sig.
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  20. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    WVU Mountaineers used to wear these all of the time, .. not sure if Holgorsen requires it or not.

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