Cooper (heel) may not rejoin practice until after the team's training camp in Oxnard is completed and the Cowboys return to Dallas next week, Nick Eatman and Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site report. "I don't anticipate him [at] practice [Tuesday]," coach Jason Garrett said of Cooper. "He's handled his rehab well. We're being deliberate with him. We don't want him to take any backward steps."

Garrett indicated Cooper was getting "closer and closer" to returning to action, and if he is able to practice again next week, he would have time to get back up to speed for Week 1. All signs suggest the team is simply being cautious with its top wide receiver, and that the heel issue is not a long-term concern. The Cowboys have labeled the injury as a bruise, but Mike Fisher of Maven Sports relays that the wideout is more specifically dealing with a plantar fascia irritation.

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