Tapper (back) is expected to return to practice when the Cowboy's begin OTAs in May, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Tapper didn't play in 2016 after being selected in the fourth round of last year's draft. The back injury he suffered last summer appears to be a thing of the past and shouldn't limit him in offseason activities much longer.
Head coach Jason Garrett hopes Tapper (back) will be ready for the start of the Cowboys' offseason program in April, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports. "We're optimistic about him," Garrett said.
After being selected in the fourth round of last year's draft, Tapper was denied his professional debut in 2016 due to a lingering back injury he sustained over the summer. However, in January, Tapper relayed via his personal Twitter account that he is "all healthy" and cleared for football-related activities. Garrett's comments don't seem to share the same sense of certainty that his player has truly returned to full strength at this point in time, but Tapper still has over a month and a half until the team's offseason program begins, giving him plenty of time to get back into football shape.
Tapper (back) suffered a setback with his back injury and doesn't know when he'll be cleared, Clarence Hill of the Star Telegram reports.
Tapper said the situation is frustrating after his back flared up again just as he was close to being cleared. Look for more updates to come as the week goes on, but it doesn't seem likely that he'll be ready for Week 4.
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