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Dallas Cowboys monitoring OL Mackenzy Bernadeau's hip

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Guard Mackenzy Bernadeau has been unable to fully participate in the team’s workouts because of a hip injury. According to a report on the team’s website, Bernadeau’s 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.

“We want to make sure he’s healthy before we put him out there,” coach Jason Garrett said in between practices Friday at Valley Ranch.

"(He's) been working well,” offensive line coach Bill Callahan said. “Unfortunately, he is on the shelf a little bit, he’s been hurt somewhat, and he’s been out. But he’s getting himself rehabbed. He’s going to be prepared, I think, to go into OTAs.”

The Cowboys are counting on Bernadeau as their right guard after giving him a four-year, $11 million contract this offseason. They didn’t draft any guards, so if Bernadeau can’t 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.

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