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Bennett, Newman Miss Practice, Unlikely To Return For Opener

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Bennett, Newman Miss Practice, Unlikely To Return For Opener

The Cowboys got two starters back in practice on Wednesday, with the return of center Phil Costa and defensive end Marcus Spears, but starting cornerback Terence Newman and no. 2 tight end Martellus Bennett remained on the sidelines and will in all likelihood miss Sunday night’s season opener against the Jets.

Newman has been sidelined for a little over a month with a groin injury, and a source told FoxSportsSouthwest.com that he had already been ruled out for Sunday night. Bennett suffered a high ankle sprain in the third quarter of the Cowboys’ dress rehearsal game against Minnesota. The timetable for his return was initially set at 2-4 weeks.

In other positive news, both Bradie James (knee) and Miles Austin (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday. Laurent Robinson, signed by the team this morning, practiced as well.

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