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Dallas Cowboys: Linebacker Kevin Burnett, the club's second-round draft choice and the 42nd player selected overall last month, has undergone hip surgery. The former University of Tennessee standout will miss next week's minicamp sessions, but Cowboys officials expect him to be recovered in time for the start of training camp.

Burnett tore the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee in 2002, but his injury history does not include any previous hip problems. He participated in all the on-field workouts at the team's first minicamp of the spring.

With the Cowboys transitioning to a 3-4 front for this season, Burnett was expected to vie for considerable playing time, and to possibly challenge for the starting job at stongside linebacker. A two-year starter for the Volunteers, he finished his college career with 274 tackles and eight sacks.

In an off-field matter, the Cowboys did not renew the contract of Bryan Broaddus, the club's assistant director of pro scouting.

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Originally posted by goskins

My understanding is that unless there are complications, he will be back by camp HHM.

Yep. Thanks.


Burnett's surgery no big deal

Jones says this is the best time for rookie to have hip fixed

09:10 PM CDT on Wednesday, May 18, 2005

By JEAN-JACQUES TAYLOR / The Dallas Morning News

GRAPEVINE – Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he's not upset with second-round pick Kevin Burnett or the player's agent after Burnett had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his hip without informing the club first.

Burnett had a slight issue with his groin that was diagnosed at the scouting combine in February, but that didn't cause the Cowboys any concern, and he participated in the three-day rookie minicamp without any issues three weeks ago.

"After rookie camp, he went to see the doctor to check on the groin. They did some additional evaluation and decided to remove some bone spurs," Jones said. "Then his agent called us and thought it would help him rather than have an irritation at training camp. This is the time to do it. We don't really think this is a big deal."

Burnett will not participate in drills during the three-day veteran minicamp, which begins next Friday. But Jones said he expects Burnett to be ready for the start of training camp.

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