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Cowboys choose to run together in the heat

Justin Durant,  Bruce Carter AP

The Cowboys had the option of running in the oppressive heat of Texas, or waiting until they hit the milder temps of California for training camp.

Most of them chose Texas.

According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, around 75 players performed their conditioning tests Monday at Valley Ranch, rather than waiting until they reported to Oxnard later this week.

The test — a series of 20 sprints with prescribed times by position group — were overseen by team captains, who relayed results to coaches. Linebacker Justin Durant tweeted out word that “everybody passed,” which is a good sign.

Of course, the high participation in a more demanding climate might also be read as a positive, for a team that has cruised to an 8-8 record each of the last three seasons.

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16 Responses to “Cowboys choose to run together in the heat”
  1. nonetruerthanblue says: Jul 22, 2014 7:35 AM

    If I have a choice of going to the steam room instead of the pool, I choose the steam room. Big deal aka non-story.

  2. wiztopher says: Jul 22, 2014 7:47 AM

    That defense can run all it wants in all kinds of hot weather, still not gonna cut it.

  3. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jul 22, 2014 8:04 AM

    They’re cruising their way to 6-10 this year.

  4. nknielsen says: Jul 22, 2014 8:04 AM

    It was by suggestion of The Senator, Jason Witten

  5. awm7353 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:30 AM

    I suppose Matt Johnson promptly pulled a hamstring?

  6. amishninjas says: Jul 22, 2014 8:31 AM

    Last summer I chose to work in the searing heat of the Afghani desert. It was all for not as I went 5-9 in my fantasy league. Not sure sprints in the heat correlate to football in January but hey grasp at whatever straws you can.

  7. gf2711 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:40 AM

    “I choose not to run!”

  8. bmorepositive123 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:40 AM

    In what order do you think they’ll choose to win their 8 games this year?

  9. demskinsbaby says: Jul 22, 2014 8:44 AM

    “Cowboys choose to run together in the heat” … I guess this means the Cowboys are going to the Super Bowl for you Dallas fans.

  10. tylerhutchison2005 says: Jul 22, 2014 8:44 AM

    I’d like to see Jerry Jones out there running in the oppressive heat of Texas.

  11. conormacleod says: Jul 22, 2014 8:50 AM

    Inmates running the asylum, with the head honcho the craziest of them all.

  12. dhragonn says: Jul 22, 2014 9:19 AM

    Cowboys = Soft

  13. markdamack says: Jul 22, 2014 12:35 PM

    Hahaha these comments are hilarious. It means nothing now, however, if the story was “Players chose to run in the cooler Oxnard, instead of the much hotter Texas heat” you same people would be here “HAHAHA SEE THEY ARE LAZY AND WEAK” but since it’s positive, it doesn’t matter.

  14. numberoneinthehoodg says: Jul 22, 2014 3:54 PM

    I approve.

    Les Steckel

  15. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 22, 2014 4:44 PM

    Cooler temps. in California may make it more likely to pull a hamstring which has occurred too often in the past.

  16. 88xfactor says: Jul 22, 2014 8:16 PM

    It all starts with a mind set. You have to have a champion mentality. I really like all the new faces on this years team. Lots of young talent, determined to be better than 8-8. This team has something to prove. And they want be the pushover everyone thinks.

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