Mike Jenkins Available In Trade From Cowboys, According To Report

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 17: Cornerback Mike Jenkins #21 of the Dallas Cowboys stretches during warmups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

The Cowboys have placed Mike Jenkins on the trade block after selecting Morris Claibrone in the NFL Draft, according to reports.

The Dallas Cowboys made perhaps the surprise of the first round of the 2012 NFL draft when they traded up from the 14th pick all the way to the sixth pick to select LSU's Morris Claiborne, the top cornerback in the draft. Claiborne is likely an immediate starter for the Cowboys, who also signed CB Brandon Carr to a $50 million deal in free agency.

With two top cornerbacks on the roster, the Cowboys are now shopping CB Mike Jenkins, according to several reports. Jenkins was a first round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, but he's now less useful in Dallas thanks to the offseason moves this year.

The Cowboys are smart to beef up in the secondary considering they play Eli Manning and the New York Giants twice a year. In addition to that. they're also now facing Robert Griffin III twice a year.

It's unclear what kind of compensation the Cowboys are looking for in exchange for Jenkins.

For more on the Cowboys, visit Blogging The Boys and SB Nation Dallas. For more Draft coverage, check out our NFL Draft grades, Round 2 mock draft and the complete first round NFL Draft results.

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