The Dallas Cowboys just can’t seem to escape injuries to the cornerback position.
Terence Newman missed Sunday night’s regular season opener with a groin injury. Fellow starter Mike Jenkins played, but was limited due to various minor injuries and, as of today, word comes that slot corner Orlando Scandrick will be out for the next 3-4 weeks after suffering an ankle injury against the Jets.
"We really didn't get a good enough shot on the X-ray. It's high ankle. It's fracture. It's something like that," said owner and general manager Jerry Jones, per the Dallas Morning News. "It probably is three to four weeks is what the doctors told me on some basis."
Scandrick, who signed a five-year extension around three weeks ago, suffered the injury in the second quarter Sunday night and did not return. Jones said that the team would likely promote someone from the practice squad to replace Scandrick in the coming weeks.
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