â€œI'm feeling really good, real close to 100 percent,â€ Blackmon said. â€œBy game time, it should be 100 percent.â€
Blackmon injured his left ankle against Kansas on Nov. 20 but fought through the pain to catch eight passes for 105 yards and one touchdown against Oklahoma on Nov. 27. He missed several of the Cowboys initial bowl practices while his ankle was in a boot but returned to practice last week.
â€œI've been practicing for a week now, I probably have five practices under my belt,â€ he said. â€œI hated sitting there on that bike. That's no fun especially with (strength) coach (Rob) Glass.â€
SOLID FIRST PRACTICE
The Cowboys had a solid practice, even though they were on the practice field just hours after arriving in San Antonio.
â€œWe looked pretty good,â€ quarterback Brandon Weeden said. â€œOur tempo was pretty good, we had fresh legs and a lot of enthusiasm, which is pretty good because it was a long day with everybody traveling.â€
OSU is beginning to get more into its game week-type of preparation. The Cowboys and Wildcats are less than a week away from game day.
â€œWe kind of narrowed our game plan down a lot today, too,â€ Weeden said. â€œSo we have a feel for what we are going to do offensively. It was nice to get going again.â€
OSU is scheduled to hold a closed practice at noon today.