After cornerback Morris Claiborne suffered a strained groin at the end of the 29-23 overtime victory against the Philadelphia, the Cowboys gave him a timetable of four to six weeks before he could resume what had the makings of a potential Pro Bowl season.
But that prognosis was more positive thinking than anything of substance for Claiborne, who admitted Wednesday that he still didn't know when might get back on the field.
More important, there is still a chance he might have a sports hernia that could require surgery, resulting in even more missed time.
The only thing he knows for sure is that the team told him to rest it for two weeks and then they will take another look to get a better feel for the situation.
"It's up in the air," Claiborne said. "We were pushing for four to six based on what the MRI looked like. I'm doing what I can. Whenever I can be back I will be back. We don't know. "