Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins plans to skip this week’s organized team activities and would like to be traded, sources tell Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas.
Jenkins is currently recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and has attended only a handful of voluntary workouts. While team officials have said they’d like him to show up in Valley Ranch for workouts, which begin tomorrow, they admit his presence isn’t required.
Jenkins broke up 10 passes and had one interception last year, emerging as a key player in the Cowboys’ secondary despite battling knee, neck and shoulder injuries. He now appears to be the odd man out — after drafting Morris Claiborne at No. 6 overall and signing Brandon Carr for five years and $50.1 million, the Cowboys appear poised to relegate Jenkins to third cornerback status.
“Mike Jenkins gave me everything he can,” defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said recently. “He had a blown shoulder. He had everything going on. He played his heart out. But half the games he wasn’t there, which is unfortunate, because he’s a super talented guy. I think we were banged up there at that position. We had every kid on our roster playing corner for us. We’ve got obviously two fantastic players to help us and that’s exactly what they’re going to do.”