IRVING, Texas -Cornerback Terence Newman will miss a second straight game on Sunday, according to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, as the team continues to remain cautious with his groin injury.
"Terence has to have it just right," Jones said. "And so it isn't just right, and so hopefully it'll be there next week. Hopefully it could be there next week. We're hopeful."
Newman worked with team athletic trainers during Thursday's session. Also missing the practice was wide receiver Dez Bryant, who suffered a thigh contusion in Week 1 against the Jets. Bryant spent Wednesday riding a stationary bike during practice, but Jones said the second-year pro would be ready to play against the San Francisco 49ers.
"We just think that he can get ready," Jones said. "Every day we can buy him, giving him some time off on it, we think we're gaining on it."
Bryant took a blow to the leg in the first quarter of the season opener, later needed to receive an IV for cramping, and was slowed late in the game. Though he's now missed the two most critical days of practice this week while resting the injury, the team still wants him on the field.
"Dez is a guy that, certainly, we want him to get everything he can get," Jones said. "But certainly he's capable of making game-winning plays for us without that rep. And so, while we want him to evolve and do the things you want him to do with experience, if he's healthy, he's valuable to us."
Also missing practice on Thursday was guard Bill Nagy, who was listed as limited in Wednesday's session because of a neck injury. Jones said that Nagy's condition toward the end of the week would be considered in the Cowboys' decision whether or not to start recent veteran addition Derrick Dockery at guard.