Rookie cornerback Terrance Mitchell was chomping on the bit to join his teammates for this week’s minicamp. He attended the rookie minicamp but per NFL rules, he was forced to miss all of organized team activities because classes at Oregon--a university that uses the quarter system--were still in session.
“I was at home watching NFL Network, seeing other teams in OTAs,” Mitchell told the team’s official website. “I was a little anxious (to return), but at the same time, I knew the time was going to come. I just had to be ready when my time’s called. Sure enough it came quick and I’m here right now.”
Head coach Jason Garrett acknowledged that Mitchell was somewhat behind, relative to the other rookies, and suggested the NFL might change its rules regarding incoming rookies in the future.
“Somehow, some way we need to rectify that situation where those guys have an opportunity to be here,” Garrett said. “But he did some good things in that rookie minicamp. Our exposure to him initially was really positive. He’s one of those guys who has a little confidence and cockiness about him. That’s what we saw on tape in college and he’s demonstrated that.”
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