IRVING, Texas --Back in August, Terence Newman announced himself that he would miss the entire preseason with a groin injury. So far he's also missed the first two regular-season games.
Monday night, Newman tweeted that he'd return to the field this week:
"I'm back this week and that's all I'm gonna say," he said.
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said last week that the team was being cautious with Newman and they were optimistic about this week. Monday, head coach Jason Garrett said they were "hopeful" about Newman's return soon.
"It will be a boost," Garrett said. "He has been a very good player for us. He's working hard to get back."
The test for Newman would be practicing for the first time in six weeks. Garrett said he needs to see him during the week before playing him in a game.
The Cowboys need him back, especially with Orlando Scandrick (high ankle sprain) still in a walking boot and Mike Jenkins playing through multiple injuries.