After being sidelined for more than a month with a groin injury, cornerback Terence Newman is back on the practice field today, making good on a declaration made on Twitter earlier this week in which Newman suggested that he would return in time for the Redskins game on Monday night.
Newman pulled his groin on August 3, an injury that, it was quickly reported, would cause Newman to miss the entire preseason. As it happened, the groin caused the veteran to miss two weeks more than that.
The two-time Pro Bowl cornerback returns to a team that is far from full strength itself.
Quarterback Tony Romo (ribs), running back Felix Jones (shoulder), receivers Miles Austin (hamstring) and Dez Bryant (quad), and center Phil Costa (knee) were all held out of practice on Thursday, as was cornerback Orlando Scandrick, who will miss at least another couple of weeks with a high ankle sprain.
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