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Cowboys install ballet bars to help get loose

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When it comes to preventing injuries, teams should and would consider every avenue (up to and perhaps including witch doctors).

So the Cowboys are willing to run the risk of a few snickers, installing ballet bars to help get their buys stretched out.

According to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, the new quipment comes after 12 players were sidelined with some degree of thigh or hamstring issue last year,

“We’ve put a big emphasis on addressing, as an organization, some of the injuries that we’ve had,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “Just an emphasis on stretching, giving our players the opportunity, whether it’s with ballet bars or V-sits or back systems, whatever things we use, we try to help them get into routines that can help them be flexible and avoid some of the injuries we’ve had.

“It’s always been an emphasis for us. We have to look at ourselves and what we’re doing to help our players stay as healthy as possible.”

Whether the ballet bars work or not, addressing what has been a noticeable problem is a good idea. Too many teams or players stretch in a way that may not be effective, simply because that’s the way they’ve always stretched. Taking a look at such a basic part of being an athlete is worth the time.

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35 Responses to “Cowboys install ballet bars to help get loose”
  1. redfield11 says: Jun 2, 2014 8:52 AM

    Of course they are…

  2. alshonbrandontandem says: Jun 2, 2014 8:59 AM

    “Trade me to Dallas”

    Aaron Rodgers

  3. grantgoodman93 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:04 AM

    Might help. Problem is we draft injury prone players who are sexy and talented picks but can’t stay on the field.

  4. babych99 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:05 AM

    What next, Yoga Balls w phallic appendages? Romo is on cloud 9.

  5. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jun 2, 2014 9:09 AM

    So the Cowboys are willing to run the risk of a few snickers, installing ballet bars to help get their buys stretched out.

    second paragraph and with the gist of the post and they are getting their buys stretched out? can’t nbc afford a second set of eyes prior to posting? esp on a waste of time like this one

  6. denverdude7 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:09 AM

    The article failed to mention that Cowboys will be wearing blue and silver tutu’s while stretching on the ballet bars.

  7. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jun 2, 2014 9:13 AM

    How long before we have a story about a player getting injured while stretching using the ballet bar?

  8. weepingjebus says: Jun 2, 2014 9:14 AM

    It’s not nice to take the jokes away from us, Jerry. At least try to make it a challenge.

  9. tvguy22 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:30 AM

    Dez refuses to pay for them.

  10. icewalker946 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:36 AM

    Just throwing it out there…

    Are the muscles just too strong, pushing so much horsepower thru them, that the ligaments just can’t take the stress?

    This is an honest question; muscles can be strengthened but can ligaments be strengthened the same way?

  11. blu4l1fe says: Jun 2, 2014 9:38 AM

    Too easy.

  12. djshnooks says: Jun 2, 2014 9:41 AM

    Travis Frederick, a center…was a sexy and talented pick in the first round?

    Hahahahahaha, um, no…not even close.

  13. coldwater32301 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:45 AM

    They just keep giving us material…you got to love to hate the Cowboys…Indeed…

  14. sprest83 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:45 AM

    icewalker946 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:36 AM

    Just throwing it out there…

    Are the muscles just too strong, pushing so much horsepower thru them, that the ligaments just can’t take the stress?

    This is an honest question; muscles can be strengthened but can ligaments be strengthened the same way?

    Not sure about the answer of your question, but the Cowboys dealt with extreme hamstring issues the last couple years.

  15. phinfanatic84 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:48 AM

    Wow… I see a whole SNL skit on this. What a joke. Bring in world class sprinters and ask them to show you how they stretch and for how long they stretch for. Ballet bars? Smh

  16. footballtalk1 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:59 AM

    Worked for Herschel Walker, why not try it?

  17. jghs38 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:59 AM

    Why tell the world, it could maybe help the team but keep it to yourself, kind of like people who go to planet fitness, we understand but just don’t tell the world, it’s embarrassing.

  18. mdpickles says: Jun 2, 2014 10:02 AM

    Chip Kelly and his sport scientists just giggled.

  19. norseyapper says: Jun 2, 2014 10:03 AM

    Soooooo, is that picture showing their new defensive line or the tryout group for middle linebacker?

  20. toybkshr says: Jun 2, 2014 10:03 AM

    Guess it’s obvious Parcells won’t be lookin go back to Dallas!

  21. deafcone says: Jun 2, 2014 10:05 AM

    LOL. might as well have them wear a tutu during the games too. NFL is getting pussified.

  22. 00reo says: Jun 2, 2014 10:09 AM

    Bring in Kelly Starrett like the Saints did.

  23. nonetruerthanblue says: Jun 2, 2014 10:15 AM

    Do they want us to roll on them?! Come on…this is too easy

  24. geniusesq says: Jun 2, 2014 10:15 AM

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    Thank you Dallas for the endless supply of facepalm material.

  25. awareness18 says: Jun 2, 2014 10:15 AM

    Anything for headlines and haters. Ballet bars or STRETCHING BARS…….

    You guys will spin anything for a headline because its Dallas…

  26. cursedvikings1998 says: Jun 2, 2014 10:26 AM

    Cue the parade of unfunny and unoriginal jokes…..

  27. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 2, 2014 10:31 AM

    I think it’s a step in the right direction implementing dynamic stretching instead of static. The 49ers use it and I even blogged in support of Dallas doing it last year.

    But the ballet bars I’m not so sure about.

  28. abreathofsanity says: Jun 2, 2014 1:32 PM

    Tony Romo swings more that Wade boggs.

  29. surfinbird1 says: Jun 2, 2014 1:45 PM

    At halftime they will perform the ballet Swan Lake while wearing tutus.

  30. simonator917 says: Jun 2, 2014 4:29 PM

    Good for them! Maybe it’ll help cut down on some injuries.

  31. lewiscafarella says: Jun 2, 2014 5:57 PM

    I mean why wouldn’t they…

  32. kev86 says: Jun 2, 2014 6:41 PM

    How cute. How about throwback pink Jessica Simpson jerseys?

  33. realitycheckbaby says: Jun 2, 2014 8:38 PM

    S-O-F-T

  34. bigblue00 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:52 PM

    Next year they hire Rahm Emanuel as their new head coach.

  35. lolpftlol says: Jun 3, 2014 11:03 PM

    grantgoodman93 says:
    Jun 2, 2014 9:04 AM

    Might help. Problem is we draft injury prone players who are sexy and talented picks but can’t stay on the field.
    ——————————-

    You mean guys like Martin who started every game of their college career?

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