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September 22, 2011

Elam says Newman up to speed after their first practice together

Abe Elam and Terence Newman practiced together for the first time Thursday.

Elam, a veteran safety signed, signed with the Cowboys on Aug. 5 to help implement new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s scheme. But that was two days after Newman suffered a groin injury.

Newman had been out since then until Thursday, when he got back on the field.

“It was good getting him back out there, working on the communication, getting him used to some of the things,” Elam said. “He’s been doing a good job in the classroom, learning, discussing things and bringing some stuff to our attention, as well. So it’s good. It’s good to have Terence back.”

Newman, a nine-year veteran, is coming off a season in which he made career highs in interceptions (five) and tackles (81).

“It’s definitely great to have a Pro Bowl corner and a mainstay like Terence that has been here and been a solid player for us,” Elam said. “Experienced guy in the back end, who knows how to get prepared and can definitely challenge the team’s top receiver.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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What is it with the injuries? Is our trainer really THAT bad? Everybody is hurt in some form or fashion. I hope TNew can make a go of it. THAT should make up fopr some of the other INJs. Yeah, you're right, TNew will be out again soon. Miles absence HURTS. I hope Dez is 100% but let's facenit, he's inj prone and will be out again soon.

I just don't have good feeling about Newman being back on the field. He'll give one up Monday night, guaranteed. Doesn't matter, though. I'm sure he'll be off the field with another injury before long.

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