With Terence Newman on the shelf to begin the season, the Dallas Cowboys opened up against the Jets in week one with Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick as their starting cornerbacks. When Scandrick got hurt, he was replaced by Alan Ball. Then, when Newman got healthy, he replaced Ball.
Next Sunday will mark the first time this season that each Jenkins, Scandrick and Newman will be available. So how will they be aligned?
"As we go forward we'll evaluate that situation," head coach Jason Garrett said recently, per ESPN Dallas. "We feel good about the number of corners that we have, starting type players and also guys who haven't been starting but been playing a lot."
As much as the injuries to the secondary have challenged Dallas over the first month of the season, Garrett continued that, on the bright side, several reserve defensive backs, like Ball and Frank Walker, gained some experience that will benefit the team in the long run.
"A lot of these guys have gotten experience over the first four games, so to have that number back there at such a critical position, I think is a really significant thing four our team right now," Garrett said. "We'll just evaluate what they're roles are going to be as the week goes on."
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