Not long after suffering a tear in his plantar fascia during the preseason, Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman originally said he did not want to play unless he was 100 percent this season. He played with a bum knee during his second year, and as a result he did not play as well then as he did as a rookie.
This injury is obviously different, but that doesn't mean he's at full strength.
"I couldn't plant with that (injury). This one I can, it's just not as crisp as I'd always like," Newman said.
Asked if he was 100 percent, Newman paused before he said, "I cannot believe you would ask me that."
Sunday's game was the first time this season he did not require a pain-killing injection to play. And he said he came through OK.
The Cowboys would prefer to put Newman in the slot, but can't until defensive back Anthony Henry returns from his high ankle sprain.
- Mac Engel