OXNARD, Calif. – Cowboys right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau has been cleared to begin practicing.
Bernadeau, who strained his hamstring in the pre-camp conditioning test, will be taken off the non-football injury list and will participate in at least a limited fashion in Friday afternoon’s practice.
“I’m just working my way back in,” said Bernadeau, who passed the conditioning test Thursday. “It’s feeling a lot better, so I’m going to try to get some reps in and see how I do. As long as there are no setbacks, we’ll just keep moving forward.”
Bernadeau, the returning starter at right guard, will not play against the Miami Dolphins in the Hall of Fame Game. He hopes to be ready to play in next week’s preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
“I’m not going to rush it or anything, because we still have a lot of time,” Bernadeau said.
Update: Coach Jason Garrett said tight end James Hanna will also practice after missing more than a week with a strained hamstring. Before he was injured, Hanna was getting first-team snaps with Jason Witten in the two-tight end sets.