IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys continued to be cautious with running back Darren McFadden's strained hamstring Wednesday, keeping the eighth-year veteran out of team drills in the final OTAs session before next week's minicamp.
McFadden said he's feeling good, though, and looks forward to getting back to a full workload.
"It's definitely frustrating," he said. "You want to always be out there taking plays and getting reps, but it's one of those things where I'd rather sit out now instead of pushing it."
Meanwhile, linebacker Sean Lee continued his climb back to full practice participation by taking 7-on-7 reps for the first time since returning from knee surgery.
The Cowboys have been limiting Lee to individual drills as a precaution, too. The expectation is for Lee to be full-go by training camp in Oxnard, Calif, though he could see another incremental rise in reps during minicamp next week.
"He's just getting a feel (for practice) and getting his feet back under him," defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. "But he's 100 miles an hour every day and just got to knock the rust off. And that comes in training camp, too."[embeddedad0]
All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant again was not present at Wednesday's voluntary OTA, having mostly worked out on his own this offseason because he has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender tag. Linebacker Rolando McClain also continues to rehab his recent knee scope in Alabama.