More than a calendar year had passed since Mike Jenkins’ last interception, when the South Florida product was able to bring down a low pass out of the hand of the Rams’ A.J. Feeley in the second quarter of Sunday’s victory over St. Louis.
It was Jenkins first interception since week three of the 2010 season, when he recorded an interception against the Texans in Houston.
“It’s been a long time,” Jenkins said afterward, per ESPN Dallas. “I think I’ve had some of it on credit. I’ve been working for it and it came back to me. I’m going to try to keep it going.”
Since returning from a stinger that kept him sidelined for most of training camp and the entire postseason--and while battling through shoulder issues in the early weeks of the season--Jenkins has looked more like the player we saw in 2009, when he was named to a Pro Bowl than the one we saw in 2010--when Jenkins was among the worst statistical cornerbacks in the league. Hopefully, the interception is a sign that the old Jenkins is here to stay.
“We just want to keep the turnovers coming,” Jenkins said.
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