Cornerback Mike Jenkins’ offseason was about as tumultuous as it could’ve been.
After undergoing major shoulder surgery, Jenkins opted to stay far away from Valley Ranch and go through rehabilitation in South Florida. Then, after the Cowboys signed Brandon Carr to a five-year deal worth north of $50 million and traded up to land LSU star Morris Claiborne in the first round of April’s draft, reports surfaced that Dallas was shopping the former Pro Bowler.
Jerry Jones and co. denied these reports all along, but with his role made unclear by the additions to the secondary, Jenkins’ agent requested a trade from the Cowboys. The Cowboys said “No” to this request, adding that Jenkins would continue to play a crucial role in Rob Ryan’s defense.
As it turns out, this was the truth, and a little over six months after the first trade whispers began to swirl, Jenkins is a happy camper.
"I’m happy," Jenkins said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "The situation, I’m past that right now. I’m just happy that they’re playing me. I’m getting to play. I can’t complain. Coaches are communicating. I’m not left out of anything. So I’m pretty set. I’m good. I’m in a happy spot."
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