There has been speculation for weeks regarding what the Dallas Cowboys would do with oft injured and highly inconsistent cornerback Mike Jenkins. There were rumors of Jenkins being traded or even released prior to the draft. The NFL Draft came and went and Jenkins is still a Dallas Cowboy.
The question now will be how long will Jenkins remain a Cowboy and in what role will he be used.
A healthy focused Mike Jenkins will allow the Dallas Cowboys to finally have a legit and feared secondary. The Cowboys signed Brandon Carr to a $50 million dollar free agent deal. They made a franchise changing move by trading up to select cornerback Morris Claiborne out of LSU. The Cowboys also quietly resigned cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a multi-year deal. That was a puzzling signing if you ask me. Scandrick can’t play a lick of quality football in my opinion.
Jenkins has been working out alone in Florida instead of Valley Ranch where the Cowboys have convened for off-season workouts. Head Coach Jason Garrett stated, “We would like to have all of our players here, involved in our off-season program, but we’ve been in constant contact.”
It is imperative that Jenkins returns healthy and focused. He needs to put of his head the Carr deal and the Scandrick deal. Jenkins needs to focus on his play. That money he is searching for will be there regardless if he get it from Jerry Jones or another franchise. Jenkins has to understand that the Cowboys will have a ton of money invested in cornerbacks already, and this season may just be an audition for other potential suitors who can provide him the big payday he is searching for.