This offseason, Mike Jenkins was so uncertain about the amount of playing time he’d see with new cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in town that his agent asked for a trade. Dallas didn’t grant their wish, of course, and Jerry Jones maintained that Jenkins would still play a key role in the defense.
As it happens, Jones was telling the truth, and with Orlando Scandrick likely done for the year with a broken hand, that role will expand yet again--and Jenkins, normally an outside guy, will do a good deal of work on the inside in the absence of Scandrick the normal slot guy.
"He hasn't played that much inside, he's played more outside." Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "His role on this football team is he has to be able to play as an outside corner and as a inside guy. So it was more of an extended playing time in that spot than he's had in the past. He's a good football player. He just has to get comfortable playing in there."
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