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Bye Week Leaves Jenkins Feeling Mentally, Physically Rested

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Bye Week Leaves Jenkins Feeling Mentally, Physically Rested

Following a bye week, cornerback Mike Jenkins is finally feeling better. He missed most of training camp and the entire preseason with a stinger. Returning for the week one match-up with the Jets, he then hurt his shoulder, an injury that has hampered him throughout the season thus far.

Like the considerable number of other Cowboys who entered the bye week banged up, Jenkins enjoyed the respite--not just from a physical standpoint, but a mental standpoint, as well.

"Physically, I feel better," Jenkins said recently, per ESPN Dallas. "It's probably a mental thing being I took a couple of days off, no contact."

Sunday’s game against the Patriots will mark the first time all season that each of the teams top three cornerbacks--Jenkins, Terence Newman and Orlando Scandrick--will be available. Newman returned three weeks ago from a groin injury, while Scandrick missed the team’s last three games with a high ankle sprain.

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