A few fairly big-name Cowboys veterans missed time during offseason workouts, OTAs and minicamp with various injuries, but Jerry Jones expects that group, which includes cornerback Morris Claiborne, right tackle Doug Free and middle linebacker Rolando McClain, to be ready to go when training camp opens next month in Oxnard, CA.
Claiborne suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee in a Week 4 victory over the Saints, and has been working back ever since. He was limited this offseason, but says he’s more than a month ahead of schedule in his rehab and expects to be ready to go in camp.
McClain underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in May, and Free had surgery on his foot in January.
Also missing minicamp was safety J.J. Wilcox, who’s dealing with the lingering effects of plantar fasciitis, but like the others, Jones expects him to be back full-time when the team arrives in Southern California.