Cowboys’ cornerback Mike Jenkins has yet to be cleared to return to action after undergoing major shoulder surgery just after the end of the 2011 season, but head coach Jason Garrett is holding onto hope that the veteran cornerback could return in time to see some preseason action.
Actually, the term Garrett used, via the Dallas Morning News, was “guarded optimism,” and there’s certainly good reason for Garrett to guard his optimism in this regard. Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery on Jenkins back in January, said after reevaluating Jenkins on Monday that he was progressing but not ready to be cleared yet. Meanwhile, Dallas kicks off their preseason schedule in Oakland in less than a week.
“We’re certainly hopeful of that,” Garrett said of the idea of Jenkins returning in the preseason. “Again, we try to evaluate it day-by-day for a reason….Things can change this afternoon, tomorrow, and going forward.”
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