Bernadeau, Sensabaugh 50-50 for camp

July, 25, 2012
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IRVING, Texas -- Guard Mackenzy Bernadeau and safety Gerald Sensabaugh are still recovering from offseason surgeries and their status for the first day of full squad practices Monday in Oxnard, Calif., is 50-50.

Both players attended workouts for rookies, selected veterans and injured players at Valley Ranch on Wednesday. The sessions end Friday.

Sensabaugh (knee) said he should be fine for Monday's first practice but he might not be cleared to go right away.

Bernadeau (hip) said he's still building strength in his legs and wasn't sure about his availability.

"I'm going to see how it goes," said Bernadeau, who was placed on the physically unable to perform list Wednesday. "It's going to take a while to get my leg strength back and what not. If I'm ready, I'm ready. Just taking it day-by-day."

Sensabaugh's knee surgery was considered minor yet there is no rush to get him back on the field until he's 100 percent. Bernadeau, meanwhile, is a different story. He underwent hip surgery in May and is learning a new offense, having spent several years in Carolina before signing a free-agent contract with Dallas this spring.

"Right now, I've been meeting with the guys and I'm familiar with the system as far as knowing the system, knowing the game," said Bernadeau, who signed a four-year, $11 million deal in the offseason. "I'm a little bit behind on the technique but that just comes with hard work. When I do get back, I'm going to fit it in whenever I can. Whatever my body allows me to do, I'm getting in as much as I can. I'm confident about coming back and being where I need to be and doing what I got to do."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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