OXNARD, Calif. – Brandon Carr is back with the Cowboys after surgery to fix a broken hand, and he's itching to return.
Not yet, though.
"I am antsy," Carr said after watching Saturday morning's walkthrough. "I've been antsy for a week now. But I'm going to be smart about it and just make sure I stay sharp on the mental part of the game."
Carr had surgery to fix a broken bone in his right hand last Monday and missed Thursday's preseason opener at San Diego. He worked a little on his footwork during the walkthrough wearing a bandage on his hand.
DeMarco Murray played in a December game six days after a similar procedure last season. But the Cowboys haven't announced a timetable for Carr's return to practice, knowing the regular-season opener is nearly a month away.
The Cowboys appear to be getting healthier at cornerback with veteran Orlando Scandrick participating in the walkthrough after missing several days with a sore knee, though he wasn't dressed out for the afternoon practice.
Carr has never missed a regular-season game in his seven-year career.
"I just take it day by day and see how it goes," he said. "You want to get out there as fast as you can with your guys and mix it up. But I want to be smart about it and make sure I'm ready for the long haul of the season."