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May 04, 2012

Free agent guard Mackenzy Bernadeau sidelined with hip flexor

Guard Mackenzy Bernadeau who signed a four-year, $11 million deal in March, is been sidelined from the Cowboys offseason program with a hip flexor injury.

The Cowboys don’t believe the injury is serious and hope he is available for the start of organized team activities later this month.

But the Cowboys do plan to be careful with him.

“We want to make sure he’s healthy before we put him out there,” coach Jason Garrett said. 

Offensive line coach Bill Callahan remains excited about Bernadeau and plans to give him a look at center as well as guard when he gets back.

  “It’s one of the things we knew about him,” offensive coordinator Bill Callahan said. “He had played some center in the preseason with Carolina so he’s been exposed to that spot. He’s got that position flexibility so that’s a real positive. Yeah, he has that in him. I haven’t seen it as of late, but he did serve as a backup center in emergency situations, so he has taken snaps from what we’ve had in our conversations with him.”

 Clarence Hill



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