Cornerback Mike Jenkins is eyeing the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Miami Dolphins for his return from a hamstring injury that has kept him on the sidelines in each of the team’s past two games.
Jenkins suffered a hamstring injury in the team’s 34-7 loss to the Eagles, and it was initially thought that he’d likely be out until December. Head coach Jason Garrett said Monday though, that the team is approaching Jenkins, and other injured starters Miles Austin and Felix Jones on a day-to-day basis.
“We want to make sure they’re ready to go and ready to be themselves before they go out there and play,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas.
Dallas will have to prepare for Miami in a hurry, what with it being a Thursday game following the Sunday afternoon matchup with Washington--but for Garrett and his team, this is nothing new.
“We’ll have a quick turnaround next week getting ready for the Thursday game,” Garrett said. “But we’ve played in those Thursday games before. We feel good about how we prepare for them. But the thing we need to focus on more than anything else is our preparation for Washington.”
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