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Cowboys Optimistic Despite CB Jones Getting Second Opinion on Shoulder

OXNARD, Cailf. – While the Cowboys continue to be optimistic about Byron Jones' left shoulder, the team expects to get a second opinion after his MRI results on Monday.

Jones collided with Morris Claiborne in Sunday's practice, but was on the field Monday working with the strength and conditioning staff. He was running sprints, but still favoring his left shoulder.

"I think we're going to continue to look at it," Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said after the Cowboys-Rams practice. "Probably get one more opinion, and go from there."[embeddedad0]

Stephen Jones said the rookie cornerback won't leave camp to get the second opinion, but added, "We still feel good about his situation. We obviously have a lot invested in him and want to make sure we do it right."

After practice, Byron Jones said he was confident he won't be out long because there was no structural damage to his left shoulder, the same one that required surgery last season.

With Jones out of the lineup, it marks three of the Cowboys' top four cornerbacks missed practice with the Rams. Orlando Scandrick (knee) has nearly missed a full week now and Brandon Carr (broken hand) continues to sit out of drills. The Cowboys' first-defense lined up against the Rams with Claiborne and Tyler Patmon at corner.

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