All eyes are on the Dallas Cowboys' rookies this weekend, but a veteran offensive lineman recovering from an injury is also drawing attention.
Guard Mackenzy Bernadeau has been unable to fully participate in the teamâs workouts because of a hip injury. According to a report on the teamâs website, Bernadeauâs status for organized team activities later this month and the June mandatory minicamp is in doubt because of the injury. It's unclear when Bernadeau will be ready to go full speed.
âWe want to make sure heâs healthy before we put him out there,â coach Jason Garrett said in between practices Friday at Valley Ranch.
"(He's) been working well,â offensive line coach Bill Callahan said. âUnfortunately, he is on the shelf a little bit, heâs been hurt somewhat, and heâs been out. But heâs getting himself rehabbed. Heâs going to be prepared, I think, to go into OTAs.â
The Cowboys are counting on Bernadeau as their right guard after giving him a four-year, $11 million contract this offseason. They didnât draft any guards, so if Bernadeau canât go, they will likely have to rely on Bill Nagy, who suffered a season-ending broken ankle last season, and was placed on injured reserve Oct. 19.