News: ESPND: Cowboys free agents: Mike Jenkins

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    By Todd Archer |

    Summary: Jenkins' contract year could not have gone worse. He had reconstructive surgery on his right shoulder after the 2011 season, did almost all of his rehab away from the Cowboys, missed the entire offseason program, saw the Cowboys sign Brandon Carr to a $50 million free-agent deal and draft Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in the draft. Jenkins was not healthy enough to play in the opener, missed three games during the year and started only two. After Orlando Scandrick was lost for the year with a broken hand, Jenkins moved into the slot for the first time in his career. He had only 14 tackles and three pass breakups and did not have an interception.

    Why keep him: He has ability and can be a top-shelf cornerback when healthy, and teams can never have enough cornerbacks. After the season he had, he could be a cheap buy.

    Why let him go: This isn't about the Cowboys letting him go. This is about Jenkins wanting to go, especially after the drafting of Claiborne. He wants an opportunity to start, which he won't get here.

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  2. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    I like Mike Jenkins as a player, but I think it's best for both parties he leaves.
  3. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Best for him to go elsewhere if the money is better.
  4. rash

    rash Member

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    hope he doesn't stay in the NFC East

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd tender him, force a team to give up picks for him if they want him. If no serious takers, then I'd rework a contract with him and sign him to a three year deal. That would allow us to either get some value for him or sign him to a reasonable deal. If nobody raises their hand to make serious offers, then that should show he and his agent that the market for him is here in Dallas and maybe you work a 3 year deal with an option in year 3. That gives him the chance to show he can play, on the field and, while not ideal, would still give him an opportunity to sign a 3 or 4 year deal for big money if he shows something.
  6. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    Since he's an unrestricted FA. we don't have the 'tender' option. All we can do is offer him a contract an see if he accepts or franchise him. There's no way we franchise him and I'm sure that there are other teams out there that know his story and will pay him. My guess is that he gets a pretty big contract this offseason. Below Carr $$ but above Scandrick $$.

    There have been whispers for years that Jenkins could not wait to get out of Dallas and go back home to Florida. Guess we'll see if those whispers were correct.
  7. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't doubt if the draws interest from the Giants. They need a CB and Jenkins can play at a high level and will probably be on the cheap.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, your right. That won't work.
  9. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    I bet he goes to MIA because they probably regret dumping Vontae Davis and need someone to play opposite Sean Smith.
  10. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    This team sucked at drafting the last few seasons. Felix Jones, Bobby Carpenter, Mike Jenkins..All first round picks flushed down the toilet
  11. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Wouldn't surprise me.

    I can't wait to get this bum out of here. The guy does not have one redeemable quality. Maybe I can't get over the whole NYG business decision from when he was a rookie, but the guy is as soft as they come.

    Good riddance.
  12. JDSTAR

    JDSTAR Active Member

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    I really do like Jenks, but looking back at his stats, it seems he has been detrimental to the defense. He's only had one season with multiple interceptions, and I just cannot forget the "fake" tackles he has had through the years. The more I think about it, the more I'd like him to go to the Giants. We could run it his way all day.
  13. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    I think he is Philly bound. It would make alot of sense.
  14. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    lets hope so. He would be disaster in philly. They will crucify him after one of his alligator arm tackle attempts.
  15. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    My bet would be Miami or Cleveland, with the former more likely. Both teams have big time cap room and he could provide depth and/or possibly start.
  16. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    My concern is that Jenkins is another first round pick that will walk without the team getting any return. Felix is another one. They should be the foundation of this team.

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