Cowboys’ cornerback Mike Jenkins is absent from the team’s OTAs, and wants to be traded by the team. But both owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have made clear that the team has no intention of obliging Jenkins’ request, and Garrett said recently that he expects Jenkins to return for next week’s mandatory mini-camp.
Coming off offseason shoulder surgery, it’s been reported that Jenkins is unhappy with what will presumably be a downsized role with the team, following the addition of corners Brandon Carr (in free agency) and Morris Claiborne (in the first round of April’s draft).
The team says that Jenkins will continue to play an important role on the team, but they’ve expressed disappointment that the USF product sat out of organized team activities, particularly where health is concerned.
"He's coming off an injury, so it's always best to be around the team that has you so our training staff is up to speed with him, we're up to speed with him, we're starting and teaching this defense at a slowed-down pace, our guys are getting it, everybody is understanding the situation," defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He's missing out on a lot."
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