Good news for former Nebraska DL Maliek Collins. After spending the past few months on the physically unable to perform list, he has passed a physical and been activated by the Dallas Cowboys.

Collins has undergone two surgeries in four months to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He broke the bone in May during the team’s offseason workouts.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett updated the media on Collins’ status Sunday.

“He’s just progressing,” Garrett said. “He’s done a really good job with his rehab, and we’re taking him day-by-day, we’ll see if he’s available at some point to come practice here in the next week or so. I hesitate to give you a timetable, but he’s making progress. We’re optimistic about him. He won’t be practicing in the next few days, but hopefully we’ll work him back here before the end of the preseason.”

The team hopes to have Collins ready to go in the season opener.

[H/T Pro Football Talk]