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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has a herniated disk in his neck (perhaps two) and could possibly be out for the season, according to coach Wade Phillips. Jones will miss Sunday night's game against the Giants for sure and he'll undergo further tests Thursday to see how severe the injury is.
Phillips said he didn't think the injury was career-threatening, but there's a chance he's played his final game for the Cowboys -- depending on whether they decide to bring him back. Owner Jerry Jones has become close to Pacman, so there's a chance you'll see him back in Dallas. To Pacman's credit, he returned from the injury and played well in the second half.
The Cowboys are also hurting at safety, where starters Ken Hamlin and Keith Davis are both banged up. Right now, the Cowboys are down to Tra Battle and Courtney Brown at that position, although Davis was able to do a few things in practice Wednesday. Anthony Henry could move to safety, but that would leave the Cowboys thin at cornerback. Rookie Mike Jenkins (hamstring) could return this week and he'd be playing with Terence Newman and nickel back Orlando Scandrick. Oh, Phillips just said that he's not comfortable putting Henry at safety in the base defense.
Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams (foot) and tight end Jason Witten (ankle) also missed practice Wednesday. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff was limited because of a concussion. And running back Marion Barber was in pads Wednesday, but he didn't practice. This team's an absolute mess right now.