It appears as if Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins will take the field against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday for the first time since January. Just how much he plays remains to be seen, but the Cowboys will finally have their top four corners in action this weekend.
Jenkins has practiced the past few days but today he went through his first full padded practice of the year.
If Jenkins can play, and all signs point to that, the Cowboys will have what they hoped for when they signed Brandon Carr and drafted Morris Claiborne, a deep secondary. The Cowboys have been subpar at the position the past few years and adding a pro bowl caliber player like Jenkins back into the mix is exactly what they want. They have turned a weakness into a strength.
I don’t think anyone knows how much Jenkins will play but as the old saying goes, you can never have too many corners. No one knows what the cornerback rotation will be but don’t expect Jenkins to replace Carr or Claiborne in the starting lineup. Jenkins may also see time on special teams.
Jenkins being healthy may also increase his trade value if the Cowboys see any reason to entertain a trade but nothing seems likely as of now. Jenkins also seems to have put his contract situation behind and is ready to play.
“There’s no bitterness,” Jenkins said. “Honestly I don’t want to talk about what happened. I just want to move on past it. There’s no bitterness. There’s no nothing. It is what it is. The only thing I can try to do right now for myself and the team is to try to help out. So however that role is, whatever they have planned, that’s just what we’re going to have to do. Because anything else, both sides are going to have to bite the bullet because feuding is not going to do nothing.”
So for the first time in a long time, it appears as though the Cowboys will have quality depth at cornerback, let’s just hope it stays that way.
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