The Cowboys will definitely be short one starting cornerback when they take the field against the Jets on NBC Sunday night, but we’ll have to wait to find out if they will be without both starters.
Terrence Newman is listed as out on Friday’s injury report, which means that, as expected, his groin injury hasn’t healed enough for him to get on the field. The other starting Cowboys corner, Mike Jenkins, is listed as questionable after being limited in practice with the knee injury he suffered on Wednesday. He said he was “good to go” after a limited practice on Thursday so it seems likely the Cowboys will have one of their regular cornerbacks in the lineup.
Rookie tackle Tyron Smith, who hyperextended his knee at the same practice that saw Jenkins go down, is also listed as questionable. Per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Smith wasn’t cleared to do any stretching or contact work during Friday’s session which sounds like a bad omen for his chances of getting his NFL career underway on Sunday.
The Cowboys also ruled tight end Martellus Bennett out with an ankle injury. Center Phil Costa is listed as questionable with a knee injury and wide receiver Miles Austin sounds ready to play after being listed as probable thanks to a hamstring injury that’s bothered him throughout the preseason.