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4th Round Pick Matt Johnson Makes Training Camp Debut

The rookie safety missed most of the offseason with a hamstring injury

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Matt Johnson Makes Training Camp Debut

Matt Johnson

Cowboys’ fourth round pick Matt Johnson made his training camp debut on Wednesday, but as he continues to recover from a hamstring issue, the team is proceeding with caution where the rookie safety is concerned.

They’re making sure,” Johnson said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’ve missed enough time as it is. They’re making sure I don’t miss a big chunk of time by pulling it back. It’s smart on their part, but obviously I want to get out there.”

Johnson was in pads on Wednesday, but he remained to the side for the most part, limited to individual drills.

The Eastern Washington product missed the beginning of offseason workouts as he finished up classes and when he did return, for the veteran mini-camp back in June, he quickly suffered a hamstring injury. The lingering effects of that injury kept Johnson sidelined for the rest of the offseason and into training camp--and now, Dallas is targeting the third preseason game against St. Louis (August 25) for Johnson’s exhibition debut.

“I’m just ready to go,” Johnson said. “I feel I’m behind, left out. I’m just ready to get going. Ready to put in the work.”

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