The Cowboys’ hopes of improving on the offensive line took a step recently when guard Mackenzy Bernadeau underwent surgery on his right shoulder (in January).
It’s the third surgery for Bernadeau since joining the Cowboys last year with a four-year, $11 million contract in free agency. Injuries caused him to struggle in 2012 and the Cowboys hoped a healthy offseason would lead to improved play in 2013.
The Cowboys are still hopeful that will be the case as Jones believes Bernadeau will be able to do something by the start of training camp in July if not by organized team activities in May or minicamp in June.
“I don’t think there’s going to be a need for him to overdue it during OTAs,” Jones said. “But I think he’ll be ready when we’re all ready to hit. “I don’t think he’s going to be set back. I think we’ll get the full camp out of it. I think we’ll be able to get work out of him in minicamp, planning to.”