Posts Tagged ‘Mike Jenkins’

Cowboys feel somewhat in the dark about CB Mike Jenkins and his shoulder injury

Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins might begin training camp on the PUP list, team COO Stephen Jones said Wednesday. A team source says, however, that Jenkins has refused to share enough records to satisfy the club.

Tony Romo, Jury Duty, and what happened during the Cowboys first day of mini-camp…

The Cowboys wrapped up their first day of mandatory mini-camp with everyone accounted for. That was a nice change. All 90 players were around, but not all were on the field. Oh, and one arrived late with a pretty good excuse. A quick run-down of what happened at Valley Ranch: – Mike Jenkins showed up, as we said he would. The disgruntled cornerback was at the Cowboys facility, doing shoulder rehab and avoiding a fine. What he wasn’t doing was talking. After his people asked for a trade, Jenkins may still be upset about his contract situation. But he didn’t talk with reporters, despite showing up in the locker room a few times. That left others to do the talking […]

As the Cowboys gear up for mini-camp, Jason Witten says, “Your actions will speak louder than words”

This past weekend, we caught up with Cowboys TE Jason Witten while he was doing a charity event at a local Walmart. He spoke about TE Rob Gronkowski’s new contract and why he’s involved with the Boys & Girls Club. But Witten also offered some thoughts on minicamp, which begins today at Valley Ranch. CB Mike Jenkins is already present, and so are a bunch of Cowboys teammates. What is Witten looking forward to? A bunch of things… “We got a long way to go,” Witten told me. “I think we don’t really need any more motivation than we already have because of what happened last year. That last game against the Giants… and really they took advantage of that […]

My story: How the Cowboys could put four CBs on the field, including Mike Jenkins

We’ve read a ton about Mike Jenkins in recent days, as the Cowboys CB is staying home for OTAs. He wants to be traded, yet the Cowboys aren’t into it. Well, the team does have a contingency plan. They could use four cornerbacks on the field at the same time in nickel, which would make Jenkins a pseudo starter. Unconventional? Yup. So is Rob Ryan. Thanks to some help from our buddies at ProFootballFocus.com, we learned it’s rare but not completely unheard of. Really, it’s just an adjustment to today’s pass-happy world. Check out my story on NFL.com about the Cowboys plans to put Jenkins on the field.

Trying to understand the latest in the Mike Jenkins saga — Colts edition

It’s the holiday weekend, and everyone is heading off to their various locales. But before you do… let’s take a moment to try to figure out what’s up with Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins. You’ve probably seen by now that sources say the Colts are pushing to trade for him. They appear a little frustrated, though, at some of their offers not getting any traction. As for why that is, a high-ranking Cowboys source told me, “We’re not interested in trading Mike Jenkins.” OK, then. So… What does this all mean? Well, let’s play the semantics game. That’s really how to solve this. The Cowboys say they are not “interested” in trading Jenkins. That’s a little softer than what coach Jason […]

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says “We’re not going to trade” Mike Jenkins, expects him back soon

The Dallas Cowboys wrapped up their second day of OTAs a few minutes ago, but their first open to the media. One player not present was CB Mike Jenkins, who has made known his desire to be traded (for real at some point). He’s also rehabbing a shoulder injury, so he wouldn’t be participating anyway. A few minutes ago, coach Jason Garrett seemed pretty clear on two things: He wants Jenkins to be here, and the team isn’t trading the disgruntled defensive back. “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 […]

Why Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins is on the right track… and who could deal for him

Yesterday, while I was doing my thing in Detroit, we learned that Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins is staying home for OTAs. He wants to be traded, I was told, and is still weighing what to do for mandatory mini-camp. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wants him in town, Jenkins isn’t having it. A few things on this… First, in my opinion, Jenkins is absolutely doing the right thing. His only leverage is to sit out, sit home, and stay away from OTAs that are, by the way, voluntary. Jenkins wants to be traded, and he wants a new deal. The Cowboys want him to play for cheap (in the last year of his rookie contract), serve as a security blanket, and […]

In theory, the Cowboys have the right idea in holding onto CB Mike Jenkins…

As soon as the Cowboys drafted CB Morris Claiborne, the status of starting CB Mike Jenkins was in doubt. In the final year of his contract, wanting a new pay day, Jenkins was trade bait. And the team did try to trade him. That was two weeks ago. Offers were slim, and any hope of the Cowboys receiving back the second-rounder they gave up to get Claiborne was wishful thinking. Some thought they could get a fourth-rounder for Jenkins, but even that didn’t happen. Dallas officials lamented how teams simply wanted to go with their picks, rather than trade for a proven corner. What now? At the Cowboys annual golf tournament, owner Jerry Jones said yesterday that team now considers […]

The Cowboys know you can’t have enough corners, but they’re still trying to trade CB Mike Jenkins

The Cowboys spent all last night saying that even with the trade up in the draft to snag LSU CB Morris Claiborne, they hadn’t made a decision on Mike Jenkins. Vice President Stephen Jones said that while no decision had been made, “Very rarely do you see people get through the season using three corners.” In the next room, though, owner Jerry Jones wouldn’t guarantee that Jenkins would be on the roster in training camp. And with good reason. I’m told this morning that the Cowboys are shopping Jenkins, who has one more year on a contract that should pay the former first-rounder $1 million. Both Joneses lamented losing a second-round pick in the Claiborne deal, and perhaps they can […]

Cowboys’ Jenkins sent to locker after hard hit

Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins walked off the field and into the locker room after taking a hard hit from Jets WR Plaxico Burress in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game.

Injury roundup: Texans’ Foster still uncertain

The official Week 1 injury reports for all 32 teams are in, so let’s take a lap around the league to look at some of the notable players whose status might be in question this week.

Injury roundup: Browns lose Cribbs

A recap of the notable injuries from Week 10.

Newman back, but Jenkins out for Cowboys

Just as Terence Newman made his way back to the field for the Cowboys on Sunday, they lost their other starting cornerback — Mike Jenkins – to a reported neck injury.

Mora: Fixing Cowboys starts with cutting Jenkins

Jim Mora’s plan for fixing the Dallas Cowboys would start with cutting CB Michael Jenkins, who he believes committed “high treason” by giving up on a touchdown reception by the Packers.

Witten, Jenkins sidelined for Cowboys

The Cowboys have been hit by a couple of late injuries against the Bears, losing TE Jason Witten and CB Mike Jenkins.

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