Cowboys cornerback Jenkins still available for trade

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As Florio reported on Friday, the Dallas Cowboys placed cornerback Mike Jenkins on the trade block immediately after trading up to draft Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick.

The Cowboys found no takers during the draft, but ESPN Dallas’ Calvin Watkins reports that Jenkins remains available.

Per Watkins, however, “there appear to be no takers.” Jenkins underwent a significant shoulder surgery in January after separating his right shoulder on multiple occasions during the 2011 season. Instead of rehabbing at the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch headquarters, Jenkins has reportedly raised eyebrows in Dallas by working out on his own in Florida.

At this point, the best Dallas could hope for as compensation would probably be a late-round pick in the 2013 draft. The Cowboys could decide Jenkins is worth more as experienced, skilled veteran depth and simply opt to keep him.

42 responses to “Cowboys cornerback Jenkins still available for trade

  1. I can’t see why he wouldn’t work out in Dallas, it makes no sense. I’m sure Jerry Jones would have gotten him better doctors than he can on his own.

  2. For sale or trade: Backup QB. Slightly used. Texas native. Once used as James Harrison’s chew toy. Make offer.

    Signed,

    Holmgren.

  3. No point in trading him now. I’d rather have three good CBs on the roster in case one gets hurt than two and a sixth round pick in 2013.

    However, if they could trade him for a decent guard or pass rusher, that would make more sense.

  4. Look for the Vikings to pick him up. Or at least try to. As a Vikings fan, I’ve noticed they enjoy acquiring once good players or had a good season prior to being seriously injured.

  5. He’s not great by any means but with the amount of injuries that occur and the fact that he has a cap friendly salary, I would keep him around for depth or see if he can beat out one of the safeties.

  6. If you can’t get at least a 5th for him, keep him for depth this year, then let him walk. If he signs somewhere else for 2013 and does well, you’ll get a compensatory pick for him in 2014. With compensatory picks, sometimes you can be rewarded if one of your guys walk.

    I’ve also heard Jacoby Jones is available in HOU. Jenkins was a Wade Phillips draft pick. DAL needs an experienced 3rd WR, and Jones has return ability. That could be match.

  7. An injured under-performer in his contract year. It’s amazing no one is making offers for him. Hard to believe.

  8. If a team has a huge need then I would think a conditional trade would work fine. If he fails the physical then the trade is void. Still better than a 7th round pick that you don’t know if they can perform……He can, if physically able. No risk going that route.

  9. *** Charles ***

    >>> I can’t see why he wouldn’t work out in Dallas, it makes no sense. I’m sure Jerry Jones would have gotten him better doctors than he can on his own. <<<

    Jenkins is actually from the Tampa Bay area.. There are more world class athletes in the Tampa area making their homes or at least staying throughout their offseason because of the high level of trainers, facilities & sports doctors who're based in the area.. Most pro tennis & soccer players as well as boxers, baseball players & Olympians opt to spend a great deal of their training & rehab time in or near Tampa, plus it's his home.. I don't think it's unusual for him to want to rehab in Tampa. Now if he wasn't checking in with progress reports or regular visits with the team staff then I guess that's what Jerra is concerned about..

  10. For God’s sake, keep him…otherwise you’re just admitting another draft bust mistake (as if we didn’t already know Jones’ pathetic record as a GM).

  11. He gets hurt on every play…..but having him as #3 is not bad. Besides unless trading him straight up for another player then not sure it’s worth it. If he walks at end of year wouldn’t be get a compensatory anyways?

  12. @metalviking28 says:
    Apr 29, 2012 3:40 PM
    Vikings should offer the fourth round pick they got form the lions
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    WHY?

    We just drafted two CB’s and signed a few in the off-season. This deal would make no sense as we are trying to get younger and stock picks, rather then trade them for used tires.

    Spielman should stay the course and continue to build through the draft. We are 2-4 years away from competing for a playoff spot.. The Packers should win the division for the next 3-4 years pending health of Rodgers …. Detroit should compete for a wild card spot every other year for the next 5, pending health of QB and WR …… The Bears might get lucky and sneak into the playoffs once or twice in the next 5 years….

    The NFC is very young and tough in the North and East!!!!!!!!

    trading for Jenkins won’t do the Vikings any good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Carr is only good for 8 games a year because once he gets a minor nick, he can’t play. That’s precisely why Chiefs let him go (you have to get more than 8 games out of a big time contract). Cowboys need to keep Jenkins. They screwed the pooch by signing Carr.

  14. hedleykow says: Apr 29, 2012 6:58 PM

    Carr is only good for 8 games a year because once he gets a minor nick, he can’t play. That’s precisely why Chiefs let him go (you have to get more than 8 games out of a big time contract). Cowboys need to keep Jenkins. They screwed the pooch by signing Carr.

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    That’s why he’s started all 64 games since he’s been drafted, right? Haters gonna hate.

  15. Please keep him. He is WAY better than Scandrick and we need the depth. I’ve always thought he was decent. Never really got torched like Newman. Jenkings has always been a scrapy CB.

    Keep him!

  16. He really must have pissed management off. He is good enough to be 3rd CB, cant imagine why we would trade him.

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