This past week, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins made it clear he wants out of Dallas after his team acquired Brandon Carr via free agency and Morris Claiborne in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Of late, a potential suitor has emerged in the Indianapolis Colts who could certainly use help in the secondary and especially at corner where their current starters Jerraud Powers and Kevin Thomas are less than NFL caliber to be generous. There’s just one problem – the Dallas Cowboys are adamant that Jenkins, a former first round pick from the 2008 draft, is unequivocally staying in Dallas.
There have been comments all over the internet from “unidentified sources” saying that the Cowboys are currently unwilling to part with Jenkins for multiple reasons including the health concerns surrounding Morris Claiborne. However, it seems there is more to it than that. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported that the issue is price. Simply put, the Cowboys don’t want to move Jenkins for cheap in the way division rivals Philadelphia shipped off Asante Samuel to Atlanta for practically nothing.
Three things are clear – the Indianapolis Colts want Mike Jenkins on their team, Jenkins wants out of Dallas and the Cowboys won’t let their #3 cornerback go without getting a good deal in return. Looks like we’ll have to wait and see who quits first – odds are that for the meantime Jenkins will remain a Dallas Cowboy.