Training camp is just a couple of weeks away, and that means players will be reporting to do their conditioning tests. The Cowboys usually do theirs in Oxnard, California, where they host the first part of training camp.
Tight end Jason Witten looks like he is tired of players getting it easy, and had the conditioning tests moved from the nice weather in Oxnard to the triple-digit temperatures of Dallas.
“Witten thought it would be a great idea to do our conditioning tests in Dallas in 100-degree heat instead of doing that in Oxnard,” backup quarterback Brandon Weeden said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We give him all kinds of hell about that. So we run on Monday morning and the plane leaves for Oxnard on Tuesday. … I’m going to head down to Dallas Sunday night and get started Monday morning.”
Weeden also elaborated on what is required of them while joking about his own abilities.
“We’ve got a total of 20 50s [yards] timed,” Weeden said. “The skill positions have 8 seconds to run 60 yards, we’ve got 7 seconds to run 50 yards and the big guys have 6 seconds to run 40 yards, so it’s a pretty good sprint. So 10 of those with a three minute-break and 10 more.
“I’ve been running it a few times and straight-lined speed’s never been my thing so I’ve got to hump it a little more than the rest of these guys.”
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