Scandrick Injured; Bryant Bruises Quad

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Cowboys' thin cornerback group got thinner Sunday against the Jets when starter Orlando Scandrick left in the first half with an ankle injury.

Starter Mike Jenkins, who had battled a hyperextended knee during the week and a stinger in preseason, also was shaken up twice but finished the game. Without him, the Cowboys were down to Alan Ball and Bryan McCann and used safeties Barry Church and Danny McCray in subpackages.

Head coach Jason Garrett didn't immediately have a timetable for Scandrick, who wore a boot on his right foot in the second half. He will be re-evaluated Monday.

The Cowboys opened the season without ninth-year veteran Terence Newman, still recovering from a preseason groin injury. It's uncertain whether he'll be available next week against the 49ers.

The team has one cornerback, rookie Mario Butler, on the practice squad, and obviously might need to seek extra depth in the next two days.

One other injury note: wide receiver Dez Bryant bruised his quad on his lone punt return and also briefly left due to cramping.

After the game, Bryant said his quad felt a little tight but treatment would help.

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