A 2012 free agent acquisition with two past Pro Bowl selections, Newman brought both talent and experience to Cincinnati secondary ... Raised career INT total to 34 with two for Bengals, both off Denver’s Peyton Manning ... Started 15 games and led team in passes defensed (14) ... Played in 133 games with 131 starts for Dallas over nine seasons (2003-11), averages of 14.8 games and 14.6 starts per year ... Has averaged 10.1 yards per return on his 34 INTs, with three TDs ... Tied for Dallas 2011 team lead in INTs (four) and passes defensed (10).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Dallas in first round of 2003 NFL Draft (fifth overall) ... Signed with Cowboys on 7-24-03 ... Signed six-year contract extension with Dallas (through 2014) on 5-20-08 ... Released by Dallas on 3-14-12 ... Signed as a free agent with Cincinnati on 4-13-12.
PRO BOWL PARTICIPATION: Has played in two Pro Bowls ... Played for NFC in 2007 season (game at Honolulu) and had two tackles ... Started for NFC in 2009 season (game at Miami) and led squad with six tackles.
2012 RECAP: Started 15 games (Games 1-15) and Wild Card playoff ... Inactive for Game 16 due to groin strain ... Ranked fifth on team in tackles (75) ... Also had a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... On Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, forced a Chris Ogbonnaya fumble that Bengals recovered, setting up a FG, and tied for secondary lead with eight tackles ... Six tackles Oct. 7 vs. Miami, along with five-yard fumble recovery in first quarter that led to Bengals FG ... On Nov. 4 vs. Denver, recorded fifth career multi-INT game when he intercepted QB Peyton Manning twice, including once in the end zone to thwart a Broncos scoring drive, and both INTs set up Bengals scoring drives (one FG, one TD) ... Led secondary in tackles (seven) Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants, and had two passes defensed ... One tackle and one pass defensed Nov. 18 at Kansas City, but sidelined by concussion symptoms early in second half ... Returned to full action Nov. 25 vs. Oakland and had four tackles while tying for team lead in passes defensed (two) ... Led team Dec. 9 vs. Dallas with two passes defensed ... Led secondary in tackles (eight) Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh, and recovered a fumble on game’s final play to seal victory as Steelers lateraled with no time remaining ... Seven tackles and a pass defensed in Wild Card playoff 1-5-13 at Houston.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2003—Led Cowboys Wild Card playoff team with four INTs, tying for NFL rookie lead ... Became only third rookie CB in Cowboys history to start a season opener (Sept. 7 vs. Atlanta) ... Had three of his INTs off Tim Hasselbeck in win Dec. 14 at Washington, earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor as he became first Cowboys rookie to snag three in a game ... Aided defense’s rise from 18th to first in NFL net defense ... Logged first career INT, off Kerry Collins, in Sept. 15 Monday night game at N.Y. Giants.
2004—Led Dallas with four INTs, first Cowboy since Everson Walls (1981-82) to lead team outright in consecutive seasons ... Also led in passes defensed (13) ... Career-high 13 tackles Oct. 17 vs. Pittsburgh ... On Nov. 25 vs. Chicago (Thanksgiving Day), his 11-yard return of fourth-quarter INT set up clinching score in 21-7 win.
2005—Led Cowboys with 15 passes defensed and tied for second in INTs (three) ... In Monday night game Sept. 19 vs. Washington, picked off a Mark Brunell pass for his fifth INT in five games against Redskins ... His two passes defensed Sept. 25 at San Francisco included one that LB Dat Nguyen intercepted to seal 34-31 win ... On Nov. 24 vs. Denver, had two takeaways that led to TDs — a second-quarter INT and a fourth-quarter fumble recovery.
2006—Started every game for the fourth straight season, aiding Dallas’s capture of Wild Card playoff berth ... Had his biggest season as a punt returner, averaging 10.1 yards on 20 returns (fifth in NFC), including 56-yarder for first career TD on Dec. 31 vs. Detroit ... Career-best four passes defensed in playoff-clinching win Dec. 16 at Atlanta.
2007—Earned first Pro Bowl berth while helping Dallas to 13-3 record and NFC East title ... His streak of 64 straight starts to begin his career ended when he sat out season opener due to foot injury ... Had four INTs and tied for team lead in passes defensed (15) ... In his first start of season, comeback 25-24 win at Buffalo, he stopped a fourth-quarter threat with INT at Dallas five that he returned career-long 70 yards ... Scored first career TD via INT return in win Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving) vs. N.Y. Jets, going 50 yards.
2008—Led Cowboys in INTs (four) for the third time, despite being limited to 10 games due to groin/abdominal injuries ... His INT Nov. 27 vs. Seattle marked his fifth turnover play in six Thanksgiving Day games ... Two INTs in win Dec. 14 vs. N.Y. Giants.
2009—Earned his second Pro Bowl berth, starting every game for Dallas team that won NFC East at 11-5 and took Wild Card playoff win vs. Philadelphia before losing Divisional game at Minnesota ... Three INTs and career-high 21 passes defensed ... On Sept. 28 vs. Carolina, returned INT against Jake Delhomme 27 yards for fourth-quarter TD in 21-7 win.
2010—Tied for Dallas team lead with career-best five INTs, his fourth time to at least tie for club lead ... Two INTs in season finale on 1-2-11 at Philadelphia, his third multi-INT game of career.
2011—Started Games 3-16 for Dallas after missing preseason and Games 1-2 due to groin strain ... Tied for Cowboys INT lead (four), including a 43-yard TD vs. Buffalo ... Also tied for lead in passes defensed (10) ... Intercepted a Tom Brady pass Oct. 16 at New England, and also had a fumble recovery and six tackles ... Snagged his 30th career INT in win Nov. 6 vs. Seattle, against QB Tarvaris Jackson ... His 43-yard INT return for a TD on Nov. 13 vs. Buffalo was one of two INTs for him in the game ... TD vs. Buffalo was his fourth career score (three INTs, one punt return).COLLEGE: Played four seasons (1999-2002) at Kansas State, closing with a senior season in which he was a consensus All-America selection and the first Kansas State player to win Jim Thorpe Award as nation’s top DB ... Also Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Career totals of 133 tackles, 10 INTs and 32 passes defensed ... In track, set a school record in the 100 meters (10.20 seconds) and won two Big 12 100-meter championships.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Salina, Kan. ... Attended Central High School, where he lettered in football, track, basketball and baseball ... Business major at Kansas State ... Active in community service with Cowboys, supporting many causes, including Children’s Cancer Fund, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Diabetes Association and Salvation Army ... Also supported NFL flag football and started “Breakfast Buddies” program for kids in his hometown.
Terence Newman has said he wanted to play for a contender and Mike Zimmer. In the end, it had to be Cincinnati and Newman tweeted as such late Friday night
Free agent cornerback Terence Newman joins "NFL AM" to discuss the possibility of the Jets trading Darrelle Revis, if Chad Johnson would be a good fit for the Texans and his future in the league.