Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/20/14

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 15: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates with teammates Mackenzy Bernadeau #73 and Travelle Wharton #70 after a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Mackenzy Bernadeau is finally practicing in pads with the Dallas Cowboys. Bernadeau signed an 11 million, four-year contract with 3.25 million guaranteed during free agency in March. But he missed all offseason workouts because of hip and knee surgeries, then started training camp on the physically unable to perform list. When Dallas practiced Tuesday afternoon, Bernadeau was in pads for the first time after passing his conditioning test a day earlier. Bernadeau, who played his first four NFL seasons for Carolina, is expected to be a starting guard. He could also play center because of injuries at that spot. Coach Jason Garrett says he wants to get Bernadeau back to playing guard. The plan is to get him acclimated to his normal position then maybe expand that.
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