The Dallas Cowboys have received a timely injury boost as one of the newest members of their roster is out of a walking boot and is recovering from a foot issue.
The Cowboys surprisingly picked tight end Luke Schoonmaker in the second round of the recent NFL Draft. The former Michigan player will compete for a starting spot in the offense even with Dalton Schultz gone, with Jake Ferguson, Peyton Hendershot, and Sean McKeon still around.
He’s already suffered a setback as he’s been dealing with a plantar fascia injury in his foot and was wearing a walking boot last week. But, according to The Athletic, the 24-year-old is now out of said boot and was doing limited work during the team’s minicamp.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones tipped Schoonmaker to be ready to go by the time training camp comes around next month, while head coach Mike McCarthy has said he expects everyone to be available.
“He’s doing good,” McCarthy was quoted as saying. “It’s something he’s been dealing with. All these guys, if they’re not out there practicing, I don’t anticipate anybody having an issue come training camp.
“So, that’s the thought process, just trying to get these guys ready to go. With this being the last week, we’ll be cautious. Terence Steele will be the one that we’ll have to see when we get to Oxnard. We’re just being smart with these injuries.”
Steele, a right tackle, is rehabbing on the back of an ACL tear while Jourdan Lewis will be starting camp on the active/physically unable to perform list, per Jones.
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