The Dallas Cowboys wrapped up day two of OTA’s and were missing a possible crucial piece of their defensive puzzle.
Injured cornerback Mike Jenkins wants a new deal and wants to be traded. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett let it be known Jenkins might get a new deal at some point, but he won’t be traded.
Jenkins is in the final year of his deal and is visibly disgruntled with his contract and place on the team.
Garrett told the nfl.com blog rapsheet that “Mike Jenkins, we believe, is a big part of our football team right now,” Garrett said. “He’s making a business decision not to be here. But we’re not going to trade him. We like Mike Jenkins, we expect him to be a part of our team. We want to get him healthy, gotta get him back.
Jenkins has brought this situation on himself. His production has been lackluster at best. Yes he is solid at time but also often injured and often burned on several plays. If Mike Jenkins play exemplified the type of corner he could be, there would be no need for Brandon Carr or possibly the drafting of Mo Claiborne.
Mike Jenkins needs to embrace being a 3rd corner right now. Injuries happen in the NFL and his presence will be needed. Play the way you can Mike and you will get that big deal next off-season regardless of who you play for.