Cowboys want to see Mike Jenkins at OTAs

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Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins may not be on the team for long, and he definitely won’t be able to participate in organized team activities as he recovers from shoulder surgery. But the coaching staff wants to see him there anyway.

We’re certainly hopeful of that,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said when asked if Jenkins will attend OTAs.

Jenkins, who is entering the final season of his contract, was placed on the trade block when the Cowboys drafted Morris Claiborne. Although Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he still sees big role for Jenkins on the team, Jenkins has stayed in Florida this offseason rather than participating in voluntary workouts in Dallas.

The fact that Garrett hasn’t heard anything from Jenkins may indicate that Jenkins isn’t planning to be there when OTAs start on Tuesday.

“Don’t know either way,” Garrett said.

Last year Jenkins started 12 games for the Cowboys. This year the arrival of Claiborne and Brandon Carr raises questions about whether Jenkins still has a place on the defense, and although the Cowboys want to see Jenkins at OTAs, we may see Jenkins in another team’s uniform this season.

7 responses to “Cowboys want to see Mike Jenkins at OTAs

  1. Mike Jenkins is butt hurt over the drafting of Morris Claiborne. He’s a talented corner, but has a real problem with the mental aspect. The book on him is he’s a REALLY sensitive guy and spends a lot of his time moping and feeling sorry for himself. Not a good quality for a CB.

    With every day that passes, Dallas is getting more and more assurance that taking Claiborne was the right thing to do.

  2. No reason to trade or release him.

    You have a solid young corner for about 1 mil base salary. You can probably only get a late round pick for him in trade and the compensatory pick you would receive for losing him to FA would probably be better anyways.

    He provides depth, is in a contract year, and if he miraculously turns in to a pro bowl corner, you can use the franchise tag on him to either trade him or use him one more year.

    Makes zero sense to trade or release him.

    If Jenkins had half a brain, he’d get to OTA’s and start doing all he can to make sure he starts so he looks better when he does hit the market. He has zero leverage right now and is only hurting himself.

  3. The Claiborne pick was excellent, but Jenkins had a good year, played hurt, and is still young. For the value the team would receive in a trade, they need to keep him for another year.

  4. Why trade him ? Even if he doesnt start, if there is an injury atleast we would have a good backup to play. Look what we went thru last year. A team can never have to many good corners. Just keep him . When teams try to spread us out we line up with jenkins ,carr and clailborne. That doesnt sound bad to me.

  5. I don’t see the ‘boys trading him for less than a 3rd or 4th round pick. He’s worth that as depth this year. I also don’t see any teams offering anything better than a 5th or 6th round pick either. All in all, it looks like he’s not going anywhere this season.

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