Cowboys receiver Roy Williams says the lack of minicamps and organized team activities this spring has geen a godsend for players who need to give their bodies some time to rest, and for that, he’s thankful for the lockout.
“I talked to a player who was contemplating retirement, but the lockout has gotten his body back to where it needs to be,” Williams told the Odessa American. “For us older players, it’s good.”
It’s interesting that the 29-year-old Williams thinks of himself as an older player. It’s also interesting that Williams is willing to talk about the lockout as a good thing, as nearly every player who has made similar comments has been harshly criticized.
But Williams also sees some negatives to the lockout, namely that the Cowboys don’t have as much time to work together.
“We’re losing our key time to jell as a team,” Williams said. “That’s when you come together, in offseason, OTAs, minicamps. We try to make it up with our own workouts, but it’s not the same as it is when the coaches are pushing you.”