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Cowboys Insist That They’re Not Trading CB Mike Jenkins

Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas passes along word from Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett regarding the idea of trading CB Mike Jenkins.

According to Archer, Garrett specifically mentioned that they have no intentions of trading him, despite the previous reports that mentioned that he would like to be traded.

This coincides with what Dallas has been saying for some. Having Jenkins as No. 3 option in their secondary, would give them sufficient depth at a position that really hurt them last season.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL.com says that the Detroit Lions considered drafting Jenkins with their seventeenth overall pick in the 2008 Draft. The other three were OT Gosder Cherilus (who they picked), OT Jeff Otah and CB Antoine Cason.

The Lions have a fifth-round pick which they could deal to the Cowboys for Jenkins’ services. And if there’s any team that needs to have good depth at corner, it’s Detroit, with Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler the two best quarterbacks in the division along with Matthew Stafford.

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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins will not attend OTAs that begin on Tuesday and wishes to be traded, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Cowboys tried trading him away on draft day, but couldn’t find a partner. Jenkins wants to start, and that isn’t going to happen in Dallas with the acquisitions of Brandon Carr in free agency and Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in the Draft.

Jenkins, a first-round pick in 2008, played through knee, neck and shoulder injuries in 2011, and underwent shoulder surgery following the end of the season. The Cowboys don’t want to trade him, and coach Jason Garrett said on Sunday that he hoped Jenkins would attend the OTA workouts.