Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones expressed hope that cornerback Terence Newman could return for the Sept. 11 season opener against the New York Jets.
Newman tweeted he would be ready to play against the Jets after suffering the injury Aug. 3 and was given an initial 4-6 week recovery period.
"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."
Newman suffered a groin injury during training camp in 2008 and missed the season opener at Cleveland. He worked his way into the starting lineup before needing surgery in October. With Newman and Jenkins out, Orlando Scandrick and Alan Ball have been the starting corners.