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Jenkins: "Personal Vendetta" Led to Exit from Dallas

Mike Jenkins departed Dallas for Oakland last April

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    Former Cowboy Mike Jenkins told media members this week that it was “pointless” to elaborate on the circumstances that led to his departure from Dallas, but he said enough to make clear that there was some serious bitterness between he and the team before he left for Oakland prior to this season.

    My swagger and my confidence never left,” Jenkins said, per the Dallas Morning News. “My last few years in Dallas had nothing to do with swagger. It was more of a personal vendetta that was going on around there, and I don’t care too much to talk about it.”

    This isn’t all that surprising, of course. Jenkins, a first round pick out of South Florida in 2008 who struggled with health and consistency over the final few years of his stay in Dallas, somewhat famously asked for a trade after the team traded for Brandon Carr and drafted Morris Claiborne. Dallas held on to him for a season after that, but by the time he left, no one was surprised.

    As a Raider this season, Jenkins has 55 tackles and an interception.

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