Mike Jenkins lost his starting job with the Cowboys this offseason after they brought in Brandon Carr in free agency, giving him a massive contract, and Morris Claiborne in the draft, trading away a 2nd round pick to move up 8 spots to grab him 6th overall. Jenkins was not happy about this and asked to be traded, but the Cowboys are refusing to do so.
Still, the Indianapolis Colts are trying to acquire him. Needing a veteran cornerback as they are slated to start Jerraud Powers and Kevin Thomas this season, the Colts have made the Cowboys several offers for Jenkins, all of which the Cowboys have declined, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Colts ranked 26th against the pass last season, allowing 7.8 YPA, and could rank in a similar spot this season unless they get some help.
It’s unclear if Jenkins is that help, however. Yes, he’s a former Pro Bowler, but there’s a reason he lost his starting job and is currently the Cowboys’ #4 cornerback. Since his 2009 Pro Bowl season, Jenkins has allowed 88 of 143 (61.5%) for 1334 yards (9.3 YPA), 10 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. The Cowboys remain adamant that he will not be traded right now, so the Colts will have to make the Cowboys an offer they can’t refuse. For a cornerback in the final year of his deal, it would not be wise for the Colts to do so.