Over the weekend, Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett said he didn’t know whether or not cornerback Mike Jenkins would be present for the beginning of organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday.
"We're certainly hopeful of that,'' Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "We don't know either way.''
It was doubtful that Jenkins would be present all along, particularly since he wouldn’t really be able to do anything as he recovers from shoulder surgery, and now, per a report by ESPN Dallas, it appears that he will indeed skip OTAs.
Per the report, Jenkins has showed up for a “handful” of the voluntary workouts at Valley Ranch this offseason. A former Pro Bowl selection, Jenkins’ role with the team is unclear at this point. They signed Brandon Carr in free agency and their selected Morris Claiborne in the first round of last month’s draft, and these two figure to be the starters.
But owner Jerry Jones maintains that Jenkins’ role will continue to be a substantial one in 2012, the final year of Jenkins’ current deal with the team.
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