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Cowboys Injuries: Mike Jenkins Returns To Practice, Tyron Smith Status Unclear

We've got some good news on the Dallas Cowboys injury situation, and some iffy news that still leaves us unsure.

The good news is that cornerback Mike Jenkins returned to practice today. He was described as participating in practice and wearing a sleeve on his knee. It looks very possible he will be able to play on Sunday versus the Jets. Of course we need him, especially with Terence Newman basically ruled out for this week. Jenkins and Scandrick sounds better than Scandrick and Ball.

Now for the one sure to cause more consternation for Cowboys fans. Right tackle Tyron Smith didn't participate in practice, but was out on the field and partially dressed. Two different accounts of his day:


Dallas Cowboys starting right tackle Tyron Smith, who suffered a hyperextended right knee, returned to the practice field Thursday but did not participate. Smith, the Cowboys' first-round draft choice, was wearing a knee brace as he watched the other linemen work on individual drills. Jermey Parnell was working with the first-team offensive line.


Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins has returned to practice and right tackle Tyron Smith was partially suited up the day after each left practice with knee injuries. [snip] Smith wasn't carrying his helmet and only watched as fellow linemen did some individual drills.

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