Mike Jenkins was forced into the slot due to a broken hand suffered by Orlando Scandrick on Thanksgiving Day, but a game in, it seems as though he’s settling in nicely.
“He’s getting more and more comfortable in there,” said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s a very good player. He can cover people. He does that very well naturally. He just needs to have more experience doing it inside.
“There are a couple situations where he hadn’t run the particular coverage against what they were doing and his reactions weren’t quite as quick as what you’d like them to be. But he’s a good football player. He’s playing hard.”
After an offseason in which Jenkins was frustrated about what his role might be in 2012, he has suddenly become crucial to the dinged-up Cowboys’ lingering playoff hopes.
“He’s trying to learn that spot as well as he can as quickly as he can,” Garrett added.
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