Posted on August 17, 2010 at 4:05 PM
Friday, Jul 29 at 3:56 PM
OXNARD, CA - The injury to Cowboys offensive tackle Marc Colombo has given Robert Brewster a chance to see more action in training camp.
"Everyday I’m out here trying to get better," Brewster says. "It motivates me a lot but I’m not thinking about it right now. I'm just thinking about trying to get better and help the team."
"It does give guys like Brewster and guys like Sam Young, a real opportunity and we may take a look at (Alex) Barren out there before Columbo gets back," says Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. "I look it as a chance to see young guys. We know what Columbo can do. We've just got to get him back healthy and it looks like we'll have him back healthy."
Colombo had five loose particles removed from his right knee on Monday which may sideline him for the rest of the preseason.
Of course Brewster is no stranger to injuries either. He spent his entire rookie season rehabbing last year after he tore his right pectoral muscle during off season workouts. He's been out a long time.
"It's really no difference," Brewster says. "I've been playing football all my life, since I was a kid. It's just basically going out there and doing your job, just trying to get better, work on my technique, do what you got to do to help the team win a Super Bowl.
Still it's an opportunity he has been waiting for ever since he was drafted by Dallas in the third round in the 2009 NFL draft from Ball State. He was the 75th overall player taken that year.
"This is way more exciting to finally have an opportunity to get back on the field and not just sit in the locker room or training room all day," Brewster days. "I'm just glad to be able to get back on the field and playing and doing what I Iove to do."
Brewster credits the Cowboys defensive players for helping him improve during his first full training camp with the Cowboys.
"I talk to D-ware (DeMarcus Ware) a lot," Brewster days. "He helps me on my technique and tells me things I need to work on, what I should do and what I shouldn't do. Personally, he's really been a big mentor for me along with the whole "O" line."