Okay, we’ve all been there. Your body is in one place, but your mind, well, it’s somewhere else.
So, it is with the Dallas Cowboys.
Cowboys still have a couple of days left here in Oxnard, but they know Friday they get to return home to Dallas.
So, coach Garrett, just do you keep their attention these last two days?
Garrett said, “It’s an interesting question, and I understand what you’re getting at, but this is very different than ‘School’s out for the summer.’ This idea that somehow we’re trying to get out of this training camp, you know that’s not really real life. We’re just going to change where we do training camp. We’ll get back to the Star, and we’ll get back to work after we play Cincinnati on Saturday night.”
Dalton Schultz said, “First thing I’m going to do when we get back, obviously we’re going to be in the hotel and play the game and everything and go through that routine, but man, I can’t wait to sleep in my bed. I just want to get back in my own bed, you know that feeling.”
Kris Richard added, “It’s dull days, you know, you miss your family, you miss your wife, you miss your children. You just want to kiss them, all that kind of stuff. Yeah, that sounds all fine and dandy. At the end of the day, we’re here for a purpose.”
Taco Charlton said, “The fact we’re going home on Friday energizes everybody to practice these last two days hard, because they know Friday they get a little treat and get to go home.”
Rod Marinelli said, “I really honestly had to ask them today, ‘When do we leave here?’ You know, because I wanted to get myself mentally prepared to go sad.”
Hopefully coach Marinelli isn’t too sad because he’s got a game to play this Saturday night against the Cincinnati Bengals when the Cowboys return home to Dallas.