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Relax folks. That rumbling you felt wasn't a tremor, it was the collective groan of Cowboys fans everywhere as the following news circulated. Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman left today's practice session with a right groin injury. An MRI revealed a groin pull, and that was the end of Newman's on field ingestion of Rob Ryan's defense. A rib injury limited Newman's play in 2010, although he played in and started all 16 games. That might have been the team player in him, as the Cowboys went into the season with only four corners on the 53 man roster.

With Mike Jenkins also out of practice with a stinger, the Cowboys first team defense featured Orlando Scandrick and rookie Josh Thomas on the outside. A groin pull normally sits a player out for 4-6 weeks. For what it's worth, Newman tweeted that he's coming back on the lesser end of the spectrum.

A little groin pull and be back for the jets! The man upstairs has my back and I have his. Thanks for the encouragement. Have a good nightless than a minute ago via HTC Peep Favorite Retweet Reply

 

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Newman was injured after getting tangled up with rookie wide receiver Dwayne Harris. Newman had a similar training camp groin injury back in 2008.  His season was later interrupted by surgery when it was discovered he had a sports hernia. In 2007, when Newman might have been playing his best ball, he suffered through a torn plantar fascia in his right heel. After the top three corners, the Cowboys are perilously thin at the position and...

 

Sorry. Thought it was a tremor again, but it was just a cold chill running down my spine.