The Dallas Cowboys treated their players to a day at the beach on Wednesday.
The only problem is that it sounds like everyone was too scared of any possible sharks to actually get in the water, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Some of the players had been watching Shark Week throughout the week.
“I didn’t go near the water,” Cowboys safety Barry Church said. “It was too cold. It was Shark Week. I wasn’t messing with it. I didn’t touch that ocean.”
“I told the staff I said – and I think this could be true – you’re more likely to get struck by lightning than get attacked by a shark,” Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said. “I told that to Bruce Carter. He didn’t believe me. He didn’t want anything to do with the water.”
Told that in Oxnard, a lightning strike is less likely than a shark attack, Lee said, “That’s probably true at the time, but you never know. A storm can roll in.”
Lee was asked if he would attempt to save one of his teammates from a shark attack.
” would probably find the Bay Watch guys to help him, because I wouldn’t be able to help him in any way,” Lee said. “I’d try to find some way to help them get somebody with experience in there.
“It would be guaranteed that I would die. You know what I’m staying? There would be no way for me to help.”
Rookie running back Joseph Randle decided to be brave and jump in.
“I am not so sure that Joseph has ever been in the ocean before,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “We put a little pressure on Joseph to come in. There were about 25 guys and coaches in the water, so we said, ‘Come on, Randle, get in here.’ He was on the side of the ocean about 20 feet away. He takes his shirt off, goes running in, and I swear to God, he thought it was a swimming pool because he got about three steps in, the water could not have been more than 12 inches deep, and he jumps up and goes bang. It’s rocks; it’s sand; It ain’t deep. He kind of played it off and got going again, but I am not so sure he knew what he was getting into. Typical Randle. I say that with affection.”