Cowboys’ cornerback Mike Jenkins has yet to return to practice, on a full-time basis, since suffering a stinger in the first week of training camp down in San Antonio. He has participated in individual drills, but the Cowboys don’t want to rush him back into contact, aggravating the injury and costing Jenkins more time than is absolutely necessary.
That said, they are hopeful that the former Pro Bowler will be available for the team’s second preseason game next Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. But if not then, then definitely the week after that against Minnesota. Definitely.
“The thing you don’t want have and that is to come back too early, re-aggravate it and now you have it for two more weeks,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “Hopefully in the next couple of days he’ll be ready to go again and play here hopefully this week and if not this week then certainly next week vs. Minnesota.”
In his place, the team has started Alan Ball, a cornerback turned safety turned cornerback again, who has since impressed new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Ball posted two tackles, both solo, in the preseason opener against Denver.
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