Terence Newman will miss practice for three weeks to allow his groin injury to heal. Newman got an MRI today and it revealed what Coach Wade Phillips described as a significant injury.
Phillips expressed concern that his lack of practice will slow progress in the nickel packages, one of the big problems for the Cowboys last season. One positive is that the Cowboys are seeing good results from all of their cornerbacks, including Adam Jones, Orlando Scandrick and Even Ogelsby.
But there is no way getting out of saying this injury hasn’t struck a bit of fear into the coaching staff. Newman is coming off his first Pro Bowl season, and many expected him to have his best year this season because the Cowboys are rated so high on power charts. In fact, every started is expected to kick it up a notch this year to bring home a record sixth Super Bowl.
There is no reason to panic, because as of right now Newman doesn’t miss a game. But this injury is one we all must keep an eye on. Groins are painful.