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Report: Cowboys “not interested” in Mike Jenkins

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Free agency can equal a fresh start for a player.

Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins could very well be a prime example.

On Friday night, Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reported that the Cowboys’ 2008 first-round pick is “getting interest” from clubs.

However, as Watkins noted, one of those teams is not the Cowboys.

Jenkins, who turns 28 later this month, has made 48 career starts. His most productive season came in 2009, when he intercepted five passes. However, he fell out of favor in Dallas, which signed Brandon Carr to a lucrative free-agent deal and drafted Morris Claiborne in Round One last offseason. Relegated to a reserve role in 2012, Jenkins notched just 14 tackles and didn’t intercept a pass in 13 games.

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23 Responses to “Report: Cowboys “not interested” in Mike Jenkins”
  1. blitzinc43 says: Mar 9, 2013 12:37 AM

    Lions? Might be the perfect fit

  2. coltzfan166 says: Mar 9, 2013 12:44 AM

    This comes one year after they wouldn’t trade him, not even for a first round pick. Quite the GM Jerry is.

  3. starfan79 says: Mar 9, 2013 12:45 AM

    In a reserve role in 2012 when he blew his shoulder and could only play with one arm. He also saved Sensabaughs butt a bunch cause he could not cover. They should have cut scandrick and given Jenkins that contract..

  4. medialovesthecowboys says: Mar 9, 2013 1:04 AM

    Dude doesn’t tackle. Nuff said

  5. dbones750 says: Mar 9, 2013 1:25 AM

    Tough as nails, that guy.

  6. cmarsh64 says: Mar 9, 2013 2:01 AM

    Jenkins had his chance and he couldn’t stay healthy. I’m sure the Chiefs could use him or the Patriots.

  7. csf081183 says: Mar 9, 2013 2:05 AM

    come to nola and play for rob ryan again

  8. drgreenstreak says: Mar 9, 2013 2:12 AM

    coltzfan166 says: Mar 9, 2013 12:44 AM

    This comes one year after they wouldn’t trade him, not even for a first round pick. Quite the GM Jerry is.
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    Nobody offered a first round pick for Mike Jenkins. Ever.
    Quite the analyst you are, coltzfan166.

  9. cowboysfansince1990 says: Mar 9, 2013 2:14 AM

    @coltzfan no one offered a first round pick for him they probably got a 4th or 5th round offer at best. He is injury prone and had one year left on his contract no team would offer a first round pick. Yea we should have traded him last season but hind sight is 20/20 if we would have made the playoffs this year we would have needed him and it would have been a good decision

  10. gotampabay52 says: Mar 9, 2013 7:38 AM

    Can you all speak right come to Nola really thats just as bad as who dat noboby wants to play for you all I miss tje saints fans whem they had bags over their heads they were quite and looked better

  11. des2brich21 says: Mar 9, 2013 7:45 AM

    The cowboys were never offered a first round pick of Jenkins. They were offered fourth or fifth round picks because he was coming off shoulder surgery. Why let the guy go for a fifth rounder if signs with another team now the cowboys get a third round compensatory pick.

  12. ccjcsr says: Mar 9, 2013 7:49 AM

    coltzfan166 says:
    Mar 9, 2013 12:44 AM
    This comes one year after they wouldn’t trade him, not even for a first round pick. Quite the GM Jerry is.

    _________________________________

    I think your wrong about that, he was injury prone, They needed depth which is why they didn’t trade him. Speculation saying they wouldn’t trade him for a first rounder is dumb!

  13. 69finfan says: Mar 9, 2013 8:03 AM

    Good luck MJ in your future endeavors from a fellow Bulls Alum.

  14. thunderskins007 says: Mar 9, 2013 8:18 AM

    he can be the man in washington. oh wait, nevermind. we dont have any cap space. thanks Mara.

  15. jruc says: Mar 9, 2013 8:19 AM

    @gotampabay52 These Saints fans are stupid for calling New Orleans “Nola”? You said that “they” need to speak right in your little rant but yet everything you said was a run-on sentence, you spelled “quiet” as “quite”, and mispelled “the”. You have no room to talk and you’re definitely not an english teacher your damn self!

  16. jbones77 says: Mar 9, 2013 8:31 AM

    If you think they could’ve gotten a first rounder for Jenkins last year, then you’re dumber than Jerry.

  17. cbalboavt says: Mar 9, 2013 8:40 AM

    What gave it away? The $50M Carr signing or the 1st and 2nd rounder to get Claiborne?

  18. bewaredware says: Mar 9, 2013 8:58 AM

    Well, two first rounders in one draft, and both are gone before you can blink.

  19. brutusmandingo says: Mar 9, 2013 9:04 AM

    Maybe now he can play for his home team Aka The Tampa Bay Buccaneers who he said should ve been drafted by

  20. larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 10:44 AM

    gotampabay52 says: Mar 9, 2013 7:38 AM

    “Can you all speak right come to Nola really thats just as bad as who dat noboby wants to play for you all I miss tje saints fans whem they had bags over their heads they were quite and looked better”

    We, ‘tje’ literate posters on PFT, ask that you please be ‘quite’ until you learn to spell, punctuate, and type a coherent sentence. If and ‘whem’ you manage to do that, feel free to come back.

  21. xx4zu1 says: Mar 9, 2013 11:17 AM

    I don’t understand the lack of interest from Dallas in Jenkins. He played very well before his injury and returned to the field hurt. The lack of tackling people talk about was when he was playing with one arm on a shoulder injury that later required surgery. The only thing that I can think of is that he got pissed off when they drafted and signed his replacement after he put in hard work while being injured. Then the team limited him during his contract year. It may have caused a rift between him and the team but can you blame him? He’s going somewhere else to show that he was very worthy of the first round pick they used on him and Dallas is going to look foolish for letting him go. One injured season shouldn’t wipe the fact that he was a Probowl selection the year prior.

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 9, 2013 5:10 PM

    Never really got the feeling Jenkins wanted to play for Dallas last season so this comes as no surprise. A change of scenery may benefit Jenkins but I wouldn’t bet on it. Jenkins is not one to come up and make a tackle.

  23. texzilla says: Mar 9, 2013 8:40 PM

    Jenkins should have been released immediately following a Packer game a few years back. He showed his spinelessness by blatantly choosing to avoid contact. Good riddance wuss; can’t cover and won’t hit.

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