The Cowboys suffered their first serious injury of their abbreviated 2011 training camp, as starting corner Terence Newman suffered a groin injury in Wednesday’s practice. An MRI indicated the severity of the injury, expected to keep Newman out for 4-6 weeks. With the club’s season opener in New York 38 days away, the injury could threaten Newman’s availability against the Jets.
Newman tweeted Wednesday night:
A little groin pull and be back for the jets! The man upstairs has my back and I have his. Thanks for the encouragement. Have a good night.
With Newman out, Orlando Scandrick slides into the starting role opposite Mike Jenkins, and Alan Ball, Bryan McCann and fifth rounder Josh Thomas will vie for the temporary third corner job.