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NFL Week 1, Cowboys Vs. Jets: Mike Jenkins, Tyron Smith Injured In Practice

Week 1 is not off to a good start for the Dallas Cowboys - and their season doesn't open until Sunday night in New Jersey against the Jets. On Wednesday, both cornerback Mike Jenkins and offensive lineman Tyron Smith suffered knee injuries. Bryan Broaddus added that both players will be receiving an MRI on their injured knee.

Both injuries are bad news for Dallas, needless to say. The Cowboys are already likely without Terrance Newman for the season opener against New York, so losing Jenkins against the Jets could prove to be very costly. Jenkins had been held out full contact drills for much of training camp with a stinger. 

As inept as Mark Sanchez can be at times, even he should be able to capitalize on Dallas' secondary with Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress if both Jenkins and Newman are out.

Smith, of course, was Dallas' first round draft choice this past season. Despite being a rookie, Smith is slated to be Dallas' starting right tackle. This is now, of course, dependent upon the results of the MRI that Smith will undergo shortly.

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