Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence rips NFL for putting players at risk
The NFL is in hot water with its players due to a lack of communication on guidelines for the 2020 season. Of the players that uttered their disappointment, DeMarcus Lawrence of the Dallas Cowboys ripped the NFL for putting players at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I SECOND THIS! How has the @NFL had this long to prep but still have NO real plan in place? We are less than 10 days before we are REQUIRED to report! I refuse to put my pregnant wife/family at risk w/o understanding exactly what the plan for our safety & well being will be. https://t.co/bepNjRiml0
— DeMarcus Lawrence (@TankLawrence) July 19, 2020
Russell Wilson, the premier quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, shared that he’s concerned with the upcoming season. First and foremost, his wife is pregnant right now. And with the league not having a clear plan in place, Wilson believes the NFL needs to begin prioritizing player safety.
At the same time, Lawrence of the Cowboys seems to be in a similar situation as the Seahawks quarterback. The Pro Bowl defensive end has a pregnant wife and he doesn’t want to put her at risk due to the NFL’s negligence.
Earlier this offseason, the NFLPA president J.C. Tretter of the Browns, exclaimed there would be no Super Bowl in 2021 if the NFL continued to neglect the advice of experts. The NFL and NFLPA compiled a joint committee that advised the league to cancel the preseason and extend training camps. Nonetheless, the NFL has let the committee’s words go in one ear and out the other.
J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans revealed the current details players are currently aware of. Just like Wilson, Watt pronounced his disappointment that the NFL lacks a plan that prioritizes player safety for the Cowboys and all other teams.
Lawrence is itching to get back on the field with Cowboys teammates ahead of the 2020 season. But with training camps right around the corner, the players — including Lawrence — are suggesting the NFL layout clearer guidelines before teams prepare for the upcoming campaign.