Fans waiting with bated breath for the return of cornerback Terence Newman will have to hold on for at least another week.
Cowboys’ owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Thursday that Newman would not play in the team’s week two matchup against the 49ers in San Francisco, but that receiver Dez Bryant (thigh contusion) would be ready to go. Both players missed practice on Wednesday.
"Terence has to have it just right and so it isn't just right, so hopefully it will be there next week. We're hopeful," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "What we're doing is just being ultra-conservative because he had something similar to this [in 2008] and we thought we got him back out there a little too quick.
“If this were the Super Bowl this weekend, he'd be playing. We would take the risk if it were at that juncture of the season. With the full season where we are, we're giving him extra time. The facts are he could go, but with the experience we had on him one time before in an area similar to this injury, we've decided not to push it.”
Newman missed the entire preseason and most of training camp with a groin injury. Bryant, on the other hand, suffered a bruised thigh during a punt return in the 27-24 week one loss to the Jets, an injury from which, Jones believes, Bryant will return this week.
"We just think he can get ready," Jones said. "Every day we can give him some time off on it, we think we're gaining on it."
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