When Terence Newman initially suffered his groin injury in training camp on Aug. 3, he immediately sent a tweet that claimed he would be ready for the Sept. 11 game against the Jets.
Since then, it's been reported the nature of the injury might actually extend his absence into the regular season.
But on Saturday, owner Jerry Jones sounded more optimistic about the chances his left cornerback will be starting in the Meadowlands for the opening game.
"Newman should be on the timetable or better from what we had anticipated," Jones said. "When I said better, the timetable was it would be close to the season opener, but he really is working hard to make progress. I don't know. No one knows, but he's certainly at or above and beyond the level we had hoped he would be."
The Cowboys have also been without right cornerback Mike Jenkins here lately because of a stinger injury. The club is remaining overly cautious with him. Orlando Scandrick, Alan Ball and Bryan McCann have been receiving plenty of reps in practice and the preseason game against Denver.