Cornerback Mike Jenkins hasn’t been with the Cowboys since they drafted Morris Claiborne and touched off a ton of trade discussion, but it appears that will change on Tuesday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that Jenkins is expected to report to the team for the start of minicamp on Tuesday. It is the first mandatory work of the offseason and a sign that Jenkins won’t go the holdout route in hopes of forcing a trade from the Cowboys. He won’t be able to practice because of a shoulder injury, but Jenkins’ decision to report for work could help him get out of Dallas.
Once Jenkins is healthy, he can get on the field and show off his skills to teams interested in trading for him. We already know they are out there, but we also know that Dallas has shown no interest in trading him. That could change with a better offer, something that’s a lot more likely to come once teams know Jenkins is healthy enough to justify an increased price tag.
Jenkins’ decision could also be a sign that he’s ready to recommit to the Cowboys. Either solution would work out well for the Cowboys, leaveing them the winners of this little saga.