Mike Jenkins could make his 2012 debut on Sunday in Seattle, as the Cowboys take on the Seahawks, but it’s far from a sure thing at this point.
Jason Garrett said this week that he’s been encouraged by what he’s seen out of Jenkins so far in practice this week, but he’ll remain a question mark for week two (most likely) for the rest of the week, as Dallas wraps up their preparations for Seattle and Jenkins sees how his surgically-repaired shoulder responds to an increasing workload.
“It will certainly depend on how he practices,” Garrett said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s had some good days. We feel good about it. We have to see how he responds to practices. We’ll be in the evaluation process all week long.”
Whenever Jenkins does return, he’ll have a different role than he ever has. Dallas brought in Brandon Carr in free agency and Morris Claiborne in the first round of April’s draft--your starting cornerbacks--but Jerry Jones maintains that there remains plenty of room for Jenkins in Rob Ryan’s defense, an idea with which Garrett seems to concur.
“We’ll just see how he does in practice,” Garrett said. “He’s a guy that we’d like to get out there. He’s a good football player. He can cover, and if you’re a corner in this league and you can cover, there’s a spot for you.”
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