Bernadeau healthy, ready for some work

IRVING, Texas – When the Cowboys begin organized team activities next week, guard Mackenzy Bernadeau is not sure if he will be able to participate fully because of offseason surgery to his right shoulder, but he knows he will be able to do more than he did last year.

Hip surgery forced Bernadeau to miss almost all of the offseason program and knee surgery kept him out of most of training camp.

“We’re just going week to week and seeing how everything goes,” Bernadeau said. “You don’t want a setback now, so you’re not going to rush anything. As long as I’m full go during camp I’ll be excited.”

Bernadeau said his absence from last year’s offseason work affected his first season with the Cowboys.

“It’s a huge difference,” he said. “You’re missing out being with the team. You’re missing out being on the field, getting involved in a new system. It’s a huge difference now just being here and being in it compared to last year sitting out so much.”