Matt Johnson, Caleb McSurdy expected to be ready for Cowboys training camp

According to ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys safety Matt Johnson is expected to be ready for training camp after dealing with a hamstring injury.

The safety didn’t play a down in 2012 because of hamstring and back issues. The brief moments he did practice showed the Cowboys coaches he had the ability to make plays in the secondary. Johnson stayed in the Dallas area in the offseason to show the organization and his teammates his commitment. He’s battling for a starting job behind veteran Will Allen, and the impressive work of rookie J.J. Wilcox during the OTAs and veteran minicamp will also push Johnson.

Cowboys linebacker Caleb McSurdy has been cleared for camp after recovering from an Achilles injury.

The linebacker tore his Achilles tendon in training camp and spent the rest of the 2012 season recovering. McSurdy is healthy and was getting offseason practice snaps at linebacker and fullback in short yardage situations with Lawrence Vickers (back surgery) out. McSurdy has two options: He could make the 53-man roster as a strong special teams player or participate on the practice squad.