IRVING – Since Mike Jenkins passed his physical and was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 30, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has said the veteran cornerback is day-to-day.
Jenkins obviously can’t play in games until he has recorded some practice time with his teammates. Entering Monday, Jenkins had only done that on two occasions, according to Garrett.
“It’s important for him,” Garrett said of Jenkins’ practice reps. “He’s played a lot of football for us in the past but we want to make sure he’s healthy, and going, and getting into a rhythm. Today is an important day for him.”
Jenkins has started 46 games for the Cowboys at outside corner, and that’s where he’ll continue to work even though Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne have replaced him in the starting lineup.
“Jenks is a veteran player who’s been a really good player for us,” Garrett said. “He has been mostly an outside corner for us so we want to get him back comfortable doing what he does.”
Asked Monday if he was going to play Sunday against the Seahawks, Jenkins replied: “That’s the plan.”
Jenkins, who traveled with the team but did not dress for the season opener, did not participate in mini-camp, training camp or preseason games after undergoing right shoulder surgery in January.