Mike Jenkins has played the outside cornerback position in each of his four seasons with the Cowboys. Now that he’s been replaced in the starting lineup by Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr, Jenkins will likely see some time working at the inside cornerback position.
Since the former first-round pick has missed all of the offseason recovering from a January shoulder surgery, his recent return has only allowed him to participate in three practices, entering Tuesday.
Asked if he would play Sunday in Seattle, Jenkins responded Monday, “That’s the plan.”
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett suggested Monday that the team would try to get Jenkins comfortable at his normal outside position before giving him reps on the inside.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he hopes to see Jenkins playing both inside and outside.
“I’d obviously like to see him out there on all of our money packages, nickel, dime, all of that,” Jones said on 105.3 [KRLD-FM] The Fan’s New School show. “I sure hope that we can be as innovative as Rob [Ryan] has indicated to me he wanted to be, and Jerome Henderson, our secondary coach. So, hopefully we’ll get to see a lot of Jenkins.
“He’s impressive. He’s looked really good at the practices he’s been out there. Yesterday, he moved around good. Boy, you just don’t lose it, you can see it when one of those top ones get out there.”