Cowboys' starting CBs suffer injuries

Updated: November 15, 2010, 8:17 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Both of the Dallas Cowboys' starting cornerbacks left Sunday's 33-20 win against the New York Giants with injuries.

Terence Newman left with a left ankle injury in the first quarter. He did, however, return with 2 minutes, 33 seconds left in the first half.

Newman was hurt on the second play of the game, a 21-yard pass completion from Eli Manning to Hakeem Nicks. Newman limped off the field after the play.

Mike Jenkins went out after straining his neck in the second quarter and did not return. He was hit near the goal line by Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw.

Moments after Jenkins left, backup cornerback Bryan McCann went 101 yards with an interception for a touchdown, the longest in Cowboys history.

After the game, Jenkins said he will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the damage to his neck.

The Cowboys have Orlando Scandrick and McCann as the only other corners, but free safety Alan Ball moves to corner in certain packages. Barry Church, a rookie, will move to replace Ball.

Giants guard Kevin Boothe, fresh off the physically unable to perform list and making his first start of the season, left in the opening quarter for X-rays on his knee. Boothe returned in the second quarter.

Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his mailbag. Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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