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Report: Cowboys turned down four teams interested in Mike Jenkins

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The Cowboys have insisted several times recently that they aren’t interested in trading cornerback Mike Jenkins and their actions speak as loudly as their words.

Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange reports that they have turned down four different teams that have inquired about making trades for Jenkins. Two of those teams — the Colts and Lions — have been reported previously, but the report doesn’t identify the other two teams sniffing around for a deal. The reasons why the Cowboys aren’t making a deal are the same ones that we’ve known for a while and that might be why Pasquarelli also reports that the Cowboys aren’t going to change their mind come training camp.

The Cowboys have said that they don’t feel like you can have enough cornerbacks, something that has definitely seemed to be the truth during recent NFL seasons. Jenkins is set to make just over $1 million in the final year of his rookie deal, which is an easy salary to fit under the cap for a player who would be on the field as much as Jenkins could potentially be in 2012.

There’s always the possibility that the Cowboys are banging the drum publicly about their unwillingness to make a deal so that the interested parties up their offers once the season gets closer. That might even cross the line from possibility to likelihood given the fact that Jenkins doesn’t even profile as the team’s third cornerback ahead of Orlando Scandrick. Unless the return in a trade rises above what the team might get as a compensatory pick after Jenkins leaves as a free agent, there’s not a particularly compelling reason to make a deal.

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27 Responses to “Report: Cowboys turned down four teams interested in Mike Jenkins”
  1. liamj55 says: Jun 4, 2012 9:47 AM

    DeSean Jackson is smiling with this news to burn Mike “Crispy Toast” Jenkins some more.

  2. paulsmith107 says: Jun 4, 2012 9:55 AM

    Well that’s why Dallas fails because they are a day late and a dollar short on player moves. Mike Jenkins has proven to be a great corner when his head is on straight but being relegated to slot corner may cause him to be u

  3. paulsmith107 says: Jun 4, 2012 9:56 AM

    Upset and what if he doesn’t play it well then what

  4. h3min1230 says: Jun 4, 2012 9:58 AM

    Hard to play with casts on your arms.

  5. akthomas98 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:00 AM

    “Unless the return in a trade rises above what the team might get as a compensatory pick after Jenkins leaves as a free agent, there’s not a particularly compelling reason to make a deal.”

    The last line really says it all… Jenkin’s value isn’t that high right now since he is coming off an injury plagued season in one of the worst secondaries in the NFL… then Dallas goes and drafts the best defensive player in the draft and signs one of the two top FA corners… he’s cheap insurance at this point.

  6. jbl429 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:03 AM

    Smart move by the Cowboys. If they traded Jenkins away, they’d be one injury in the secondary away from being thin at that position. For $1mm, it’s worth keeping him around, and considering the receiving options the other NFC East teams have, it can’t hurt to be deep in cover men.

  7. fordman84 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:14 AM

    Jackson burning Jenkins? Say what?

    Jenkins total work against Dallas: 27 catches for 566 yards and 2 TD’s. That is in 8 games including the playoffs.

    Wow, a whopping 3.3 catches, 66.6 yards, and .25 TD’s per game average against Dallas and Jenkins. Watch out HOF, those numbers really stack up!

  8. fordman84 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:15 AM

    My above should say “Jackson total work against Dallas”. Stupid monday mornings!

  9. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 4, 2012 10:17 AM

    liamj55 says: “DeSean Jackson is smiling with this news to burn Mike “Crispy Toast” Jenkins some more.”
    Why would the Cowboys 4th CB be guarding a #1 WR? Even in the slot he would not be guarding him. Do you watch football or are you just one of the fans that loves to hear himself talk?
    Jackson will get bumped at the line by Carr or Claiborne and his 165 lb frame won’t be able to get any separation.
    With 3 or 4 WR sets across the division, holding on to Jenkins is the best decision JJ has made in the last 5 or 6 years.

  10. forthelove says: Jun 4, 2012 10:18 AM

    Just trying to drive the price up. If no good offers this year, then they have him for the year for cheap. Next year they’ll RFA him and if no good offers again, they’ll have him again for cheap. All about business at this point.

  11. Soulman45 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:23 AM

    The Cowgirls is at it again what should I do stay or go. The GM will get it wrong again.

  12. burm61 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:49 AM

    The Redskins are willing to give up 2027 2nd and 3rd rounders and naming rights to RGIII’s future kid.

  13. rickeydynamite25 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:56 AM

    Theyre probably trying to get a 1st rnd pick for him,, which is stupid because teams will just wait until the cowgirls get desperate and take the best offer on the table or see if they cut him and then make a claim for him. Don’t matter though because they still have Phil Mickleson as their Qb,,,, I mean Tony Romo.

  14. ubeengronked says: Jun 4, 2012 10:57 AM

    DeSean Jackson?

    I’ve seen China dolls more durable than him.

    As for Jenkins, it is a good move by the Boyz. With the NFL basically morphing into Arena Football with all the passing, a #4 corner sees a lot more action now than 10 years ago. Take into account the injury factor and Jenkins will be seeing the field a lot more than anyone is anticipating.

  15. dirtydrynn27 says: Jun 4, 2012 12:05 PM

    burm61 says The Redskins are willing to give up 2027 2nd and 3rd rounders and naming rights to RGIII`s future kid!…….
    Was this supposed to be a knock on the Redskins? If so I know something thats even more hilarious! It`s the Cowboys secondary that was repeatedly scorched over and over again! The fact that the Cowboys front office wants to keep any holdovers from last years weak secondary is unbelieveable.For Cowboy fans to sit there and say that Jenkins is a great corner is total madness.Do yourselves a favor and let this bum fly and for the Love of God please stop hyping up your most average players as if they are legends!!!!!

  16. detroitrollin22 says: Jun 4, 2012 12:29 PM

    Dallas is waiting to trade Jenkins once training camp and the preseason begins. If a contending team suffers an significant injury at CB during that time, that team will greatly overpay for Jenkins.

    Right now, Jenkins is worth most likely a 4th-5th round pick, but if an injury occurs, the Cowboys will probably receive a 3rd round pick.

    If not, then the Cowboys can use Jenkins in 2012 for a cheap price. It’s a win-win situation for Dallas.

  17. theoneandonlyzooid says: Jun 4, 2012 12:29 PM

    The only problem with keeping Jenkins for ‘insurance’ against injuries is that he — along with since-departed Terrence Newman — is the injured defensive back for which insurance is necessary. Don’t get me wrong: Anything is preferable to watching opposing QBs locate-and-victimize Alan Ball (one hell of a human being, I’m sure, just not a football player). But, what will we do when Jenkins becomes an integral part of a 3-CB base defense — with Scandrick coming in on nickles & dimes — only to see Jenkins go down with some injury or other, a handful of games into the regular season? That’s the problem with Jenkins: He’ll never make a starting CB until he learns to enjoy (?) tackling RBs, and figures out a way to play ‘hurt, as opposed to ‘injured’, as Parcells put it…

  18. burm61 says: Jun 4, 2012 12:59 PM

    @dirtydrynn27 Um no? I like the Redskins more than the Cowboys but the Redskins give alot more material for jokes than the Cowboys secondary.

  19. daysend564 says: Jun 4, 2012 1:22 PM

    NFLPA needs judge Doty to rule against this!

  20. daysend564 says: Jun 4, 2012 1:24 PM

    dirtydrynn27 says:
    Was this supposed to be a knock on the Redskins? If so I know something thats even more hilarious! It`s the Cowboys secondary…
    ============================
    Even though Dez Bryant disappeared in the 2nd half of games, he still owned the Redskins joke of a secondary when it counted!

  21. 420hippy says: Jun 4, 2012 1:25 PM

    it goes both ways ..jenkins shut down jackson before too..

  22. dirtydrynn27 says: Jun 4, 2012 2:13 PM

    You stand to be corrected daysend564 Dez Bryant burned Deangelo Hall,not the entire secondary!

    However,Jabar Gaffney,Fred Davis and Dontae Stallwoth burned the entire Dallas secondary! A secondary that you delusional and homer Cowboy fans seem to think is great! And to make matters worse,They were torched by one REX GROSSMAN!!!!!

  23. madcows31 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:27 PM

    No way should they trade Jenkin for anything less than a 3rd round pick. CB depth was the weakness of the team in 2011, in 2012 it appears to be the strength. $1 million is a great insurance policy on a team whose “window is closing”.

  24. pesh00 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:58 PM

    dirtydrynn27 says:
    Jun 4, 2012 12:05 PM
    burm61 says The Redskins are willing to give up 2027 2nd and 3rd rounders and naming rights to RGIII`s future kid!…….
    Was this supposed to be a knock on the Redskins? If so I know something thats even more hilarious! It`s the Cowboys secondary that was repeatedly scorched over and over again! The fact that the Cowboys front office wants to keep any holdovers from last years weak secondary is unbelieveable.For Cowboy fans to sit there and say that Jenkins is a great corner is total madness.Do yourselves a favor and let this bum fly and for the Love of God please stop hyping up your most average players as if they are legends!!!!!

    ————————–/

    Well this makes no sense. No Cowboys are saying he is a great corner. We are saying he was the best of the worst last year and a “great” #4 CB or insurance policy for only $1mm, way to make stuff up though

  25. cowboyscanada says: Jun 4, 2012 7:48 PM

    Keep him

  26. theoneandonlyzooid says: Jun 5, 2012 1:45 AM

    To all the Redskins fans posting on this topic:

    Er… Y’all lost both games to the Cowboys last year. How are y’all braggin’ about toasting the Cowboys’ secondary? Did y’all gain some yards? Yes. Did y’all get a ‘W’? No.

    Just like we got two ‘L’s against the VaGiants last season… And Romo had a great statistical year, but we didn’t get enough ‘W’s to qualify for the tournament… The proof’s in the pudding, boys and girls.

    As a born-and-raised Cowboys fan, I truly hope the once mighty Redskins return to competitiveness, ASAP. I love the great rivalries of the NFC East.

  27. jcg23 says: Jun 5, 2012 6:42 PM

    @dirtydrynn27 I don’t believe there is a single Cowoboy’s fan that would say our secondary was great or even good last year. But Jenks was the best of that lot, comes this year healthy and only costs us a million to have as the #3 or #4 CB and an insurance policy if Carr Claiborne or Scan goes down.

    It sure beats the heck out of having Frank Walk, Alan “3rd and Ball” Ball as the insurance we had last year. And as was said earlier, the Redskins lost both games against us last year and that was with the horrible ass secondary we had. You may think your poop don’t stink now that you have RG III, but I seem to remember this story before when you drafted Campbell too.

    I hope he is everything you want him to be. I’m sick of the Skins not being relevant to the discussion of who will win or lose the division. I hope we all split and it has to go out of the division to see who wins it. The Beast should be full of teams that compete. The last decade that hasn’t been the Skins and to a large part the Cowboys.

    Time to change that and put the Giants and Eagles on the bottom for a decade or two.

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