INJURY UPDATE: Newman out; Jenkins questionable; Austin probable

The latest injury report has been released by the Cowboys, who have officially declared cornerback Terence Newman out for Sunday night’s opener against the Jets with a groin injury.

This was after head coach Jason Garrett said on Friday that not only was he looking better in his rehab, but that he expected him to make the trip on Saturday and likely test it before kickoff on Sunday. But by declaring him out, it’s unlikely Newman will even make the trip.

However, the Cowboys listed wide receiver Miles Austin as probable, despite being limited in their work on Friday. Austin said he was “good-to-go” for Sunday’s game and said he has received plenty of work with the first-team offense.

The Cowboys listed Mike Jenkins as questionable to play on Sunday. Jenkins, who suffered a hyper-extended knee on Wednesday, forcing him out of practice, has been back to work the last two days and should start at right cornerback, opposite of Orlando Scandrick, who now replaces Newman.

And don’t forget about rookie tackle Tyron Smith, who is also questionable to play this week, also suffering a hyper-extended right knee. Smith said the injury is getting better and he’s making solid progress. Expect him to test it before kickoff on Sunday as a game-time decision.

Along with Newman, Martellus Bennett has been ruled out with a high-ankle sprain.

RELATED: Austin “Good To Go”

Despite not catching a pass in his lone preseason appearance, and sitting out much of camp with hamstring soreness, Miles Austin wasn’t expecting any lingering effects in Sunday’s season opener.

Austin will likely be designated as probable on the week’s final injury report, but has been listed as limited in practice. During the brief portion of practice open to the media, he has performed some rehab work with athletic trainers.

“I’m good to go,” Austin said. “I’m working with the team. You (media) leave pretty early, but I’m good to go.”

Tony Romo said earlier in the week he didn’t expect and problems because of Austin’s time missed, and the wide receiver agreed.

“As long as he says that, I’m good,” Austin said. “Obviously we’ve been working with each other for six years now. We obviously have a good feel for each other. He knows how I run (routes), I know how he throws the ball, and we’re just trying to do things, move the ball.”

A native of Garfield, N.J., Austin said he had about 15 friends and family coming to Sunday’s game.

RELATED: Official injury report: Newman ruled out, TSmith questionable

IRVING — Cowboys starting cornerback Terence Newman (pulled groin) has been ruled out for Sunday’s regular-season opener Sunday night at the New York Jets, according to the official injury report.

Also, reserve tight end Martellus Bennett (high ankle sprain) and wide receiver Laurent Robinson (hamstring) won’t play Sunday against the Jets. Both were ruled out.

Starting center Phil Costa (knee), starting cornerback Mike Jenkins (neck/knee) and starting right tackle Tyron Smith (knee) are all listed as questionable, meaning they have a 50-50 chance of playing Sunday. Smith didn’t practice Thursday and was limited in practice Friday.

Starting wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), starting linebacker Bradie James (ankle), starting defensive end Marcus Spears and reserve running back Tashard Choice are all listed as probable for Sunday and expected to play against the Jets

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