Cowboys receiver Danny Coale, a fifth-round pick from Virginia Tech who underwent surgery on his right foot in April, ran during Friday’s workout and made his first cuts to test the repairs. He deemed it a success, although Coale said the change-of-direction work was not “real wide receiver cutting or anything like that.”
Still, he expressed optimism that he can be back to full-speed “sooner, rather than later” once the Cowboys being training camp workouts Monday in Oxnard, Calif.
“I think it will,” said Coale, who will open camp on the physically unable to perform list but estimated he is at “about 70 percent, maybe 75” of full speed when running sprints.
“It’s coming along. I started running a couple of weeks ago,” said Coale, who wore a protective boot on his foot during OTA drills in May. “I’m adding more each day and seeing how it responds. We’ll keep giving it more stress and see how it responds ... If it keeps building, it shouldn’t be too long.”
_ Jimmy Burch