Like most of the many injured Cowboys, cornerback Mike Jenkins is looking forward to the team’s week five bye week in order to get healthy--but for now, he says he’s ready to go against the Detroit Lions, the team’s week four opponent.
“I’m alright, man,” Jenkins said recently, per ESPN Dallas. “I’ve got a football body. I’m ready.”
Jenkins has struggled with injuries since well before the season started. He suffered a stinger early in training camp that forced him to miss the entire preseason; then he returned for the week one matchup against the Jets, only to sustain a shoulder injury that he would re-aggravate in weeks two and three, against the 49ers and Redskins, respectively.
Given that he hasn’t been able to catch a break health-wise this season, it’s no great surprise that the bye week, now a little over a week away, is looking like a nice respite for the banged up former Pro Bowler.
“I’m waiting for the game where I don’t have to come out for four days, like that bye week,” Jenkins said. “That’s the only thing that I’m waiting for. Until then I’m ready for whatever.”
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