Cowboys hope CBs will be healthy vs. Lions

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys played most of Sunday's game with backup cornerbacks. They hope to have a full complement of corners when the Lions come to town this weekend.

Mike Jenkins did not return after spraining his neck against the Giants "but seemed like he was doing better today," interim coach Jason Garrett said. Terence Newman sprained his left ankle and was limited to playing in the nickel package during the second half.

Garrett offered high praise for reserve cornerbacks Bryan McCann and Orlando Scandrick. McCann's 101-yard touchdown interception was the biggest play of the game. Scandrick played well throughout the game, highlighted by breaking up a pass intended for Ramses Barden in the end zone in the second quarter.

Other than starting free safety Alan Ball, Scandrick and McCann are the only healthy cornerbacks on the roster. Garrett left open the possibility of searching for help at the position but hopes that won't be necessary.

"We’ve just got to see how these guys respond coming back," Garrett said. "It seemed they came in today and people were optimistic. So we’ll evaluate that as the week goes on."