The Cowboys just paid top dollar to sign cornerback Brandon Carr in free agency, and now Dallas’ other starting corner may be feeling a bit slighted.
Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that the agent for Mike Jenkins, Drew Rosenhaus, has approached the Cowboys about a contract extension for his client. No financial details have been exchanged, but “there is hope” that a long-term deal can be reached.
Jenkins, 27, has shown a willingness to play through injury as a Cowboy, although recurring shoulder problems have oftentimes rendered him ineffective. Jenkins is a highly skilled corner with playmaking ability when healthy, however.
Still, a deal may be tough to consummate from the Cowboys’ perspective if Jenkins wants a deal like Carr’s.
Jenkins is due a $1.052 million base salary entering the final season of his rookie deal.