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Mike Jenkins to return to field this week, but role unclear

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The Cowboys are finally going to get cornerback Mike Jenkins back on the field this weekend, giving them one of the highest-profile dime backs in the league.

Jenkins has been out since shoulder surgery in January, but returned to practice this week.

But the Cowboys spent $50.1 million on free agent Brandon Carr and a first-round draft pick on Morris Claiborne, giving them time to wait for Jenkins to get well. Orlando Scandrick is established as their nickel.

He’s done a good job,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said, via Charean Williams for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “As you guys know, he hasn’t practiced much through training camp, so he’s been practicing the last four or five practices, and that’s always a concern for you as a coach. Everyone feels so much further ahead than him.

“But he’s a veteran player. He’s worked very hard to come back from his injury and he looks like he’s getting acclimated to playing football again. He’s had a few good practices in a row, so hopefully there’s a role for him this week.”

That leaves Jenkins and his 46 career starts coming off the bench.

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6 Responses to “Mike Jenkins to return to field this week, but role unclear”
  1. brewdogg says: Sep 14, 2012 2:01 PM

    The Vikings will give you Peterson for Jenkins, Choice, (3 other players who could start), 3 first rounders, 2 second rounders, and 3 third rounders. We’ll even throw in a couple mid round picks….

    C’mon Jerry, you know you owe us……

  2. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 14, 2012 2:16 PM

    The Cowboys have been inserting a “hybrid” type defender in place of a LB in passing situations to help with coverage. I think that may be where Jenkins sees action.

  3. itsmammoth says: Sep 14, 2012 2:44 PM

    Much rather have Jenkins on the field than Scandrick…but Carr, Claiborne, and Jenkins… can’t wait. :)

  4. Grulks says: Sep 14, 2012 3:22 PM

    brewdogg said:

    The Vikings will give you Peterson for Jenkins, Choice, (3 other players who could start), 3 first rounders, 2 second rounders, and 3 third rounders. We’ll even throw in a couple mid round picks….

    C’mon Jerry, you know you owe us……
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    Minnie didnt use Herschel to his stregths, not our fault.

    Choice isn’t even on this team anymore. You can have him for free.

    We don’t need AP. Although AP is awesome, we have our own little wrecking machine by the name of DeMarco Murray

  5. dccowboy says: Sep 14, 2012 3:41 PM

    @itsmammouth

    Scandrick played one heck of a game last weds, as did all of the Cowboys secondary (quite the change from last season). I think the combo of Carr, Claiborne, Jenkins, Scandrick is going to cause a lot of heart burn for OC’s this year. I’d put Scandrick up against any teams 4th WR no questions asked.

  6. brewdogg says: Sep 14, 2012 6:28 PM

    Grulks says: Sep 14, 2012 3:22 PM

    Minnie didnt use Herschel to his stregths, not our fault.

    Choice isn’t even on this team anymore. You can have him for free.

    We don’t need AP. Although AP is awesome, we have our own little wrecking machine by the name of DeMarco Murray
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    Fully agree about Walker.

    My bad. I forgot about that one. Just thinking of a Darin Nelson throw-in….

    Did you know the two LBs that Dallas got in that deal were the #1 and #3 tacklers on the Vikings in ’88? Do you think we could get Sean Lee and Anthony Spencer out of the deal?

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