Cornerback Terence Newman will return to the field tonight after missing more than a month and a half with a groin injury. New defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who has been encouraged by what he’s seen out of Newman in practice this week, is anxious to see the veteran play in his brand of the 3-4--a system that, through two weeks, has Dallas leading the league in sacks with ten, and ranked fourth in total defense.
"He doesn't have to know the whole defense. He just has to know this week's game plan," Ryan said of Newman this week, per the Dallas Morning News. "It's outstanding to get him back. He's such a talented guy. He's looked really good this week. He's full strength."
While the team is reeling from injuries on the offensive side of the ball, with Newman’s return, the defense will be close to full strength on Monday with Orlando Scandrick, who will miss another couple of weeks with a high ankle sprain, being the most obvious exception. At any rate, for the first time this season, we’ll get to see the Cowboys playing with both their starting corners tonight.
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