Found August 02, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
When you are in the first week of training camp, things make sense. There is seldom a starting position on the roster that gives you indigestion and your depth chart generally looks like it could work if youstudy it from the proper angle. But, invariably, in the game of football, you are forced to alter your depth chart and your plans. Yesterday was the first day of pads for the Dallas Cowboys. And once the pads come on, the hitting starts. And once the hitting starts, these amazing athletesbegin to deliver pain to each other. And when that process takes its toll, players bodies begin to break down. Last season, the Cowboys' express train was at nearly full speed when the injury demons grabbed DeMarco Murray in the 13th game of the season. From that point on, the Cowboys hopes circled the drain. It is difficult to place all of that disaster on the injuryof Murray, but it certainly hurt the team badly when they could least afford it. That is a truth of the game that is seldom...
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