Mincey is currently holding out of training camp as he awaits a new deal. Mincey produced six sacks and 36 tackles in 16 games last season.
Before Sunday's practice, coach Jason Garrett said he expects Mincey to participate in the practice, reports the Star-Telegram.
"It's good to have him here," Garrett said. "It was a good conversation [he had with Mincey]. We'll see how he's doing... But excited to have him here in training camp."
Mincey signed a two-year contract with the Cowboys prior to last season. He had six sacks last year and has been looking for a contract extension since February.
Mincey must report by the official start of camp on Wednesday, or he faces fines of up to $30,000 for every day he misses.
On Wednesday, the team tweaked defensive end
The Cowboys added Greg Hardy and drafted Randy Gregory to bolster the defensive line this offseason. With the newly-added depth, the team is trying out new looks to determine what works best.
“We were working a bunch of different combinations [Wednesday], which was great,” Mincey said. “Randy Gregory is coming along. Really solid pass rusher. They had me and Mr. Kraken (Hardy) here working together. You know what I mean? A lot of good, man. We’ve got a lot of depth, a lot of players you can trust. I think we’ll make some impactful plays for the Cowboys.”
Mincey led the team with six sacks last year.
"The more the merrier," Mincey said, per the Dallas Morning News. "We’ve got enough veteran leadership and presence to help mold these guys and bring the greatness out of them. That’s all I’m about, just bringing the best out of people."
In addition to mentoring any rookies the Cowboys add, Mincy is busy sculpting his physique. He's currently at 280 pounds, 20 pounds lighter than last season. He hopes to drop another 15.
"As you noticed last year I started getting a lot better after six, seven games because I was shedding so much weight," he said. "This season I’m going to start in front of the eight ball instead of behind it."
The procedure is considered minor, and Mincey is expected to be ready for the team's offseason program in April. Mincey preformed well during his first season with the club, picking up 36 tackles and six sacks.
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