Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins showed up to this week’s mandatory minicamp, but that doesn’t mean everything is hunky-dory between player and team.
Jenkins is currently dealing with a shoulder injury, but a Cowboys source told Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that Jenkins has not communicated with the team regarding his injury. Jenkins went to Dr. James Andrews for his shoulder ailment, and according to the Cowboys, Jenkins hasn’t given the team’s medical staff the records from his shoulder surgery.
The Cowboys also say they want Jenkins to do his rehab in Dallas, but Jenkins has chosen to do it in Florida instead.
Cowboys Executive V.P. Stephen Jones said he expects Jenkins to open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. And with the Cowboys continuing to say they won’t trade Jenkins, Jones suggested that his injury is part of the reason.
“It’s hard, last I checked,” Jones said of trading an injured player. “It’s difficult.”
Everything about Jenkins’ dealings with the Cowboys this year has been difficult.