Cowboys’ cornerback Mike Jenkins was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday, perhaps clearing the way for the former Pro Bowler to return for next week’s regular season opener against the Giants in New York.
We say “perhaps” because Jenkins will have to get some practice sessions under his belt this week if he’s going to play in week one--Jason Garrett said as much earlier this month. He last practiced near the end of the regular season in 2011 and, shortly after the season ended, Jenkins underwent a surgical procedure on his right shoulder which was serious enough to keep him sidelined all offseason and through the preseason.
Still, Jenkins coming off the PUP list is encouraging, if for no other reason than because, had he remained there through final cut day (Friday) he would have been forced to miss the team’s first six games in 2012.
It’s still completely unclear what sort of role Jenkins will have this season, with Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in the fold, but if Jerry Jones is to be taken at his word, Jenkins will continue to see a “significant” role in the Dallas defense.
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