Terence Newman says he's coming back

September, 20, 2011
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Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman, who has missed the first two regular season games with a groin injury, said on twitter he expects to return this week.

"I'm back this week and that's all I'm gonna say," was Newman's final message of the night on Monday.

Newman battled a nagging rib injury toward the end of the 2010 season but didn't miss any games, but it was clear it affected his play. Still, Newman finished with five pass breakups and three interceptions the final three weeks of the season.

The return of Newman solidifies the cornerback position that has been damaged due to injuries.

The projected Week 1 starters, Mike Jenkins and Newman have been bothered by injuries. Jenkins suffered a stinger early in training camp but recovered in time for the season opener. But he also sustained a hyperextended knee prior to the Week 1 loss to the New York Jets and he bruised his shoulder in the game.

Orlando Scandrick, who took over for Newman, suffered a high-ankle sprain vs. the Jets and is out at least another two weeks.

The Cowboys signed veteran Frank Walker to the roster last week to fill a void at corner. He got more snaps than second-year corner Bryan McCann, who returned kickoffs only in the Week 2 victory over San Francisco.

As Newman has rehab from his groin injury all he would say about his recovery is to ask his handlers, meaning the training staff. In the last week, Newman has looked good in rehab running at full speed during some sessions.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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