Dallas Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman, right, celebrates his first quarter interception with linebacker Bradie James during the NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
On Monday, head coach Wade Phillips second-guessed his decision to start cornerback Terence Newman against Jacksonville on Sunday. Newman suffered some torn rib cartilage in the first quarter of the loss to the New York Giants two weeks ago, and missed two days of practice last week with lingering soreness.
Newman started against Jacksonville, but was forced to leave the game early when the injury flared up once more. Now, his status for Sunday night’s match-up with Green Bay has been thrown into doubt.
"He didn't have but one bad play there at the end when he covered the guy and held his [ribs]," said Phillips, per ESPN Dallas. "Looking at the tape, he didn't play bad. He did get through it, but I'd still rather him at least be able to practice and be ready that way.
"Again when you look at the tape sometimes things are different than what you think after the ballgame," Phillips said.
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