Cowboys right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau is still on the mend after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery and won’t be able to participate in this week’s mandatory veteran mini-camp. Nor did his take part in any of the OTAs, the second time in as many years with Dallas that he won’t be able to take part in any pre-training camp offseason workouts.
But with a season under Jason Garrett and co. under his belt, Bernadeau is confident that he’ll be more comfortable, more healthy and, as a result, better in 2013.
“Last year was a big adjustment,” Bernadeau explained, per ESPN Dallas. “You had to learn new techniques, a new system. This year, it’s the second year in the system and you’re not learning the technique for the first time. And this time, it’s not a lower body injury. I can still do all the footwork and go through just about everything.”
Bernadeau missed OTAs and mini-camp a year ago due to hip surgery and then most of camp due to knee surgery. He was underwhelming early in the season, but his play picked up late and owner Jerry Jones remains high on his guards, Bernadeau and Nate Livings.
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