While the starting cornerbacks never took a snap during a game this preseason, it's starting to look like it might extend into the regular season as well.
Mike Jenkins suffered a knee injury in the middle of Wednesday's practice and will undergo an MRI for further details.
Terence Newman, who has been nursing a groin injury since early in training camp, did not practice again Wednesday and owner/GM Jerry Jones all but ruled him out for Sunday night's game with the Jets.
"He didn't practice so we're not considering him for the Jets," Jones said. "He's guy that has to have it just right. So we're going to try and let it be right."
And Jones said the Cowboys are preparing to play this week with only three cornerbacks, which would be Orlando Scandrick, Alan Ball and Bryan McCann. They do have rookie free agent Mario Butler on the practice squad.
Losing Newman and/or Jenkins would be a tough blow for the Cowboys for any week, but especially Sunday night against the Jets, who have a veteran trio of Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason.