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)
3 Total Updates since May 25, 2012
10 months ago Update 0 comments
Mike Jenkins will report to the start of Dallas Cowboys training camp, according to reports. Jenkins sat out voluntary workouts in protest of the lack of progress on a new contract. According to sources, the fifth-year cornerback won't take the penalties that come with sitting out mandatory workouts.
Jenkins is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and has yet to be medically cleared for practice. He played through neck and leg injuries on his way to an interception and 10 pass breakups last season.
Jenkins faces more competition this year for playing time. The Cowboys signed Brandon Carr and selected Morris Claiborne out of LSU with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Jenkins was placed on the trading block this offseason, but the organization didn't receive any offers it liked. Now owner and general manager Jerry Jones says Jenkins is part of the team's long-term plans.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
It's been rumored for a while now that the Dallas Cowboys are open to trading cornerback Mike Jenkins. Both the Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts have been connected to Jenkins via trade rumors but to this point nothing has come out of it.
Maybe that's because Jenkins isn't available, at least according to team owner and general manager Jerry Jones who says the Cowboys are not listening to offers for Jenkins. Jones added that Jenkins is more valuable to the Cowboys than other teams.
What teams say doesn't matter very much. What they do matters a lot more and what the Cowboys have done is add a couple of talented pieces in the secondary. In other words, a trade at some point in the future shouldn't surprise you if the right offer comes along.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
The Indianapolis Colts are trying to swing a deal with the Dallas Cowboys to acquire cornerback Mike Jenkins. According to a report from Adam Schefter, the Colts have made several offers, and are believed to have one that the Cowboys are still considering.
Jenkins became the odd man out once Dallas signed free agent cornerback Brandon Carr and traded up in the 2012 NFL Draft to acquire LSU corner Morris Claiborne. Rumors of Jenkins being available surfaced the day after the 1st-round of the draft.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett recently pushed back on Jenkins trade talk, insisting that he was not on the block. Schefter's report says Jenkins is available for the right price.
Dallas' asking price is unknown. The Colts' offer said to be under consideration was described as "compelling" in Friday's report by a source in Indianapolis.
Jenkins has not attended the Cowboys' OTAs this spring. He is currently in the last year of his contract, which would pay him only $1.052 million this season. A 1st-round pick in 2008, he started 12 games last season, his third as one of the Cowboys' starting corners.