Veteran guard Derrick Dockery returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a leg injury over a month ago, and says he plans on being available for Sunday night’s match-up between Dallas and Philadelphia.
Dockery suffered a sprained MCL and a slight tibia fracture in the team’s week two victory over the San Francisco 49ers, a game that he finished. But afterward, when the severity of the injuries came to light, it was clear that he’d miss some significant time.
"It felt good to be back out there with the guys,” Dockery said Wednesday, per the Dallas Morning News. “It felt really good out there today, just more working on my technique, bending a little bit with the knee and going from there.”
It seems unlikely the Dockery will see much action against Philly. Montrae Holland was re-signed in the wake of a season ending injury to starting left guard Bill Nagy, and did enough against the Rams to be named the starter moving forward. But should Dallas need Dockery, he says, he’ll be ready.
"Yeah, I'll be ready if they need me," he said. "I'm just real excited to be back on the team, trying to help compete and help this team in any way possible."
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