What with Thursday’s preseason matchup with the Dolphins in Miami being the final preseason matchup of the year for the Cowboys, most of Dallas’ starters will be held out. But the team is planning on giving starting cornerback Mike Jenkins some reps if he is healthy enough to suit up for the first time this preseason.
Jenkins suffered a stinger early in camp and has missed each of the team’s first preseason games. He was cleared for non-contact team drills last week, meaning that while the team might want Jenkins to play, whether he will be available is another question.
“We would like to [play Jenkins], but we just have to see how he does,” said head coach Jason Garrett, per ESPN Dallas. “He’s been practicing fairly well without having any contact here the last few days. He’s done a nice job practicing close to full speed and then not putting himself in position where he’s going to re-injure that thing. We’ll see how he does the next couple of days, but he’s making progress even though he’s not playing full-contact football now.”
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