Last week at Carolina, cornerback Mike Jenkins saw just one defensive snap as Rob Ryan opted to load the field with linebackers in an effort to slow/contain the Panthers’ dual-threat quarterback, Cam Newton. This week, facing a more traditional (and better) quarterback in Eli Manning, Jenkins will see a much increased work load.
"We like to get Jenks out there. He's played well for us," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Friday, per ESPN Dallas. "The combination of him having a little bit of a shoulder injury going into (the Carolina game) and playing a team that ran the ball so much particularly with their quarterback, we felt like we wanted to play with some different packages. We like to get him out there cause he's a good football player and he's played well for us."
The Giants’ offense is a good example of why NFL teams need more than a couple of good corners, these days; Manning has seemingly countless options in the passing game, and he uses them--he’s completed passes to 12 different receivers thus far in 2012.
On the year, Jenkins has two tackles, both coming in the open field, and two passes broken up.
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