It’s a busy week of minicamps and that means it is also a busy week of watching to see which players involved in spats with their teams ultimately stay away from the mandatory practices.
Count Mike Jenkins among those who reported for work. The team’s website has a picture of Jenkins heading into the team’s headquarters on Tuesday morning. Jenkins won’t be able to participate because of a shoulder injury, but he had been staying away from the team in hopes of forcing a trade to a team giving him both a chance to start and a better chance of a contract extension.
The Cowboys have remained adamant that they aren’t dealing him, which left Jenkins little option other than showing up. The fines for skipping minicamp have risen sharply under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and Jenkins can still try to work toward a trade by showing corner-needy teams he’s healthy this summer.
Once Jenkins does get on the field, he will compete with Orlando Scandrick for snaps at slot corner in the new-look Cowboys secondary. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.