The Dallas Cowboys tried to trade cornerback Mike Jenkins during the 2012 NFL Draft, but were unable to do so. Since then, team owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys’ coaching staff have been very adamant that Jenkins will not be traded and that’s he’s a part of the team’s long-term plan. Not many believed that and now it appears the speculation was accurate.
On Monday, a rumor surfaced from a reliable source close to the team that the Cowboys are planning to try and trade Jenkins again during training camp in July. While that source remains unnamed and this story remains just a rumor, the confidence in this report is incredible:
“They tried to trade him during the draft, and I think they’re going to try again,” the source said. “[Dallas will] wait until camp when they start getting hurt. That would be my best guess.”
If the Cowboys indeed plan to try and trade Jenkins again it would be wise for the team to wait as long as possible to make such a deal. As the source mentioned, the market will go up once other cornerbacks start getting hurt during training camp and the preseason. Plus, there’s already interest regarding Jenkins from at least four other NFL teams, including the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions.
Again, this is just a rumor, but it appears Jenkins’ reported request for a trade might be granted within the next eight weeks. Stay tuned.