The recent acquisitions of Defensive Backs for the Dallas Cowboys via the 2012 NFL Draft and Free Agent trading has Michael Jenkins a little peeved. According to recent reports, Mike Jenkins, current Cornerback for the Cowboys, made it known publicly, that he wanted to be traded.
Jerry apparently gave his best ‘Uncle Sam’ impression of, “I WANT YOU !”, with respect to Mike Jenkins. Just recently, there was talk that the Indianapolis Colts were interested in Jenkins and Mr. Jones abruptly said,” Nobody needs him more than the Cowboys !”
Michael Jenkins is entering the final year of his contract after being drafted 25th overall in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of South Florida.
An injury plagued season in 2011 kept his production down in comparison to his Pro Bowl season of 2009. His limited, but valiant efforts showed enough toughness to the Cowboys’ Coaching Staff to entice Jerry Jones to keep him around a little while longer.
Jenkins seems as though he was being pushed out the door after the Cowboys drafted Maurice Claiborne and brought in Brandon Carr. Jenkins felt like he was under appreciated and it did not take long for him to exclaim his discontent. Many of the critics, fans and media believe he should work just as hard if not harder to secure the starting role and not give way to the newcomers, as do I. He has good closing speed, has big play ability, he is instinctive in pass defense and makes solid tackles. The pressure of competition should, if anything, motivate Jenkins rather than giving him a sense of ill repute. Jenkins is still young in respect to his career and has many good seasons ahead of him. The skills and talent are there and the Cowboys Coaching Staff are going to try everything they can to showcase those attributes on the field in 2012. The Associated Press quoted Jerry Jones as saying, “I’m real excited about what we can do defensively with having his skills along with the other corners we have. We could really have a chance to do something exceptional in our secondary and I want to give us every chance to do that.”
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