Garrett: Mincey To Be At Practice Sunday; Will Be Eased Back In

OXNARD, Calif. – Jeremy Mincey's training camp holdout is over.

Head coach Jason Garrett said he expects the veteran defensive end to be at Sunday's afternoon practice after missing the first three practices over contract matters.

Mincey arrived in Oxnard on Saturday night to speak with team officials, though Garrett declined to discuss whether the resolution includes an adjustment to Mincey's deal.

"It's good to have him here – it was a good conversation," Garrett said. "We'll see how he's doing. He has to pass a physical and we'll ease him into practice."

Mincey did not fly with the team to Oxnard as expected last Tuesday and was subsequently placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report list.

He's entering the final year of a two-year contract that's scheduled to pay him $1.5 million in 2015. By skipping the start of camp, the Cowboys had the option to fine him for each day he missed.

Mincey became a vocal leader in his first season in Dallas and led the defense with six sacks and 39 quarterback pressures.

The Cowboys bolstered their defensive line depth in the offseason by signing Greg Hardy and drafting Randy Gregory and Ryan Russell. But Mincey is expected to be a valuable rotation piece with versatility to move inside as a rusher in certain packages.

"I think Jeremy's been a good player in this league for a number of years,' Garrett said. "He's physically tough and he plays hard. You want that on your football team."

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