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Mike Jenkins sprains shoulder, should be OK

9/12/2011

IRVING, Texas -- Cornerback Mike Jenkins suffered a sprained left shoulder in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets but should be able to play this week vs. San Francisco, which is good news for a group filled with injuries.

Orlando Scandrick will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the ankle injury he suffered in the first half. After the game Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Scandrick would miss 3-4 weeks, however, the X-rays after the game could not reveal a hairline fracture, requiring the MRI.

Jenkins said Monday he felt OK after taking a blind-side hit from Jets’ wide receiver Plaxico Burress in the fourth quarter. He was briefly knocked out of the game in the first half on a tackle of Shonn Greene but returned. He went to the locker room for further examinations but was able to return.

There is hope that Terence Newman could return to practice after missing six weeks with a groin injury suffered in training camp. His return would help with Scandrick’s absence, however, Alan Ball could move into the starting lineup and allow Newman to return in a nickel role.