In fact, Jones referred to Jenkins as “a vital part of our plan . . . a very critical role in what we want to be defensively.”
“Jenkins is not only this year, but a long-term player here as far as I’m concerned,” Jones said, via DallasCowboys.com.
Jenkins is currently rehabilitating his surgically repaired shoulder, but once healthy, he joins what is now a very talented group of defensive backs, following the additions of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne. Playing a limited role in the team’s defense could end up being a great thing Jenkins, as it should some of the pressure on him and give him an opportunity to narrow his focus.