Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis likely won’t suit up for the season opener against the New York Giants, but the 2017 third-round pick appears to be progressing as he recovers from a hamstring injury.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Thursday that Lewis did a little more during Wednesday’s practice and is expected to participate even more Thursday, according to Sportsday’s Jon Machota. Lewis returned to practice for the first time Wednesday after missing the entire preseason while recovering.
It’s been a hectic offseason for Lewis, who also stood trial earlier in the summer in a domestic violence case. Lewis was ultimately found not guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence and battery charges. The charges stemmed from a March 15 incident with his girlfriend at their apartment, during which the accuser called police claiming Lewis used a pillow to attack her.
The Cowboys are hopeful Lewis can provide an immediate impact to their rebuilding secondary as soon as he is healthy enough to return. The Cowboys saw four key players leave the secondary via free agency. They signed Nolan Carroll in free agency and also drafted Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie in the second round of the draft after taking Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton in the first.