Will Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins be able to help against the Seahawks Sunday in Seattle?
By JON MACHOTAFS Southwest
IRVING, Texas — Jerry Jones said he has been impressed with what
Mike Jenkins has done in practice this week. The
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager also said he would like to see the Cowboys cornerback playing both inside and outside corner positions.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has yet to say if Jenkins will get work on the inside. Before having shoulder surgery in January, Jenkins had been strictly an outside corner during his first four seasons in the league.
"We'll just see how he does in practice," Garrett said Wednesday. "He's a guy that we'd like to get out there. He's a good football player. He can cover, and if you're a corner in this league and you can cover, there's a spot for you."
But will he be able to help against the Seahawks Sunday in Seattle?
"It will certainly depend on how he practices," Garrett answered. "He's had some good days. We feel good about it. We have to see how he responds to practices. We'll be in the evaluation process all week long."
During the first 25 minutes of practice Wednesday, the portion the media is allowed to view, Jenkins worked on special teams. While stretching, Jenkins turned to media members and said, "Don't ask me after practice because I don't know." That comment likely referred to questions about whether or not he would play Sunday.