News: ST: Cowboys requiring linemen to wear knee braces

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

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot New Member

    74,221 Messages
    1,972 Likes Received
    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.

    Continue reading...
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 17, 2014
  2. WoodysGirl

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

    74,320 Messages
    23,514 Likes Received
    I'm good with it..
    ufcrules1 likes this.
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

    50,280 Messages
    14,059 Likes Received
    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

    2,230 Messages
    790 Likes Received
    Anything that "might" prevent an injury I am all for it.
  5. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

    3,140 Messages
    1,272 Likes Received
    Parcells used to always do this.
    MrMom, Risen Star and dwight like this.
  6. Alexander

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

    43,092 Messages
    31,618 Likes Received
    Correct. Garrett must be getting the advanced electives now.
  7. dwight

    dwight Well-Known Member

    2,205 Messages
    1,259 Likes Received
    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!!!

    5,343 Messages
    1,902 Likes Received
    is there a brace for hammies?
  9. WoodysGirl

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

    74,320 Messages
    23,514 Likes Received
    It was noted in the article. I just snipped it from the OP.
  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

    39,532 Messages
    48,895 Likes Received
    If he starts chomping down on cups of ice during pressers you know something's up.
    MrMom and dwight like this.
  11. TX_Yid

    TX_Yid Well-Known Member

    1,577 Messages
    478 Likes Received
    Can we make a special Sean Lee shaped body brace?
    dstovall5, Zimmy Lives, guag and 3 others like this.
  12. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

    5,854 Messages
    1,769 Likes Received
    I'm fine with it!
  13. TonyS

    TonyS Well-Known Member

    1,837 Messages
    867 Likes Received
    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.
    guag likes this.
  14. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

    30,898 Messages
    7,445 Likes Received
    Might as well put ankle braces on too.
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

    43,820 Messages
    3,379 Likes Received
    anything that will help prevent injuries during practices should be looked at. Wonder why after almost 4 years he decided to do it now?
    Chocolate Lab and dwight like this.
  16. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Well-Known Member

    4,083 Messages
    5,678 Likes Received
    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

    17,918 Messages
    3,080 Likes Received
    Tights...which all the WRs are wearing.
    Redball Express likes this.
  18. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

    11,628 Messages
    1,875 Likes Received
    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

    10,701 Messages
    5,550 Likes Received
    You can see the Notre Dame players wearing a knee brace in my sig.
    SilverStarCowboy likes this.
  20. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

    11,603 Messages
    1,742 Likes Received
    WVU Mountaineers used to wear these all of the time, .. not sure if Holgorsen requires it or not.

Share This Page