Cowboys’ fifth round pick Danny Coale was one of a handful of rookies to sign a four-year deal with the team on Monday, but having the I’s dotted and T’s crossed on his rookie contract couldn’t do much to make the Virginia Tech product feel better as he continues to recover from a fractured foot, suffered on the first day on OTAs.
"I don't [feel different],” Coale said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It didn't heal a broken foot. It's awesome to be signed and have that done with. I'm just so focused on when can I get back and play some football.”
Coale was on the field for the first day of mini-camp on Tuesday, but he was limited to catching passes from a Jugs machine. Limited as he was, it was the first time Coale got back on the field without a protective boot since suffering the injury, which was enough to assuage the frustration of the injury a bit.
"It was nice to be out there for a little bit," Coale said. "It was tough the previous two weeks, just sitting in the training room doing some rehab. You miss it. You miss that feeling of being with the guys and finishing a tough practice.
"But I'm trying to stay focused on the mental part of it and keep up as much as I can. I can't wait to get back out there."
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