Since shortly after rumors began to float in the wake of the Dallas Cowboys’ selection of Morris Claiborne in last month’s draft, that the team was shopping CB Mike Jenkins in hopes of trading him, the Cowboys’ have denied that this was the case with vigor.
Jenkins, who is coming off of shoulder surgery and entering the last year of his contract, is not present at OTAs and reportedly wants to be traded himself, now. But at this point, unless Dallas suddenly has a change of heart, Jenkins has little recourse but to play out his contract in blue and silver.
Jerry Jones said a couple weeks ago that the team had no intention of parting ways with Jenkins, that the USF product would continue to play a crucial role with the team. Now Jason Garrett has reiterated the point, telling reporters at OTAs Wednesday that no, the Cowboys are not going to trade Jenkins.
"Mike Jenkins, we believe, is a big part of our football team right now and he's making a business decision not to be here," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "But we're not going to trade him. We like Mike Jenkins. We feel like he can be a part of our team. We've got to get him healthy and we've got to get him back in and going."
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