No issues between Jerry Jones, Jenkins
IRVING, Texas — Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he and cornerback Mike Jenkins had a conversation earlier that morning that included no animosity.
Jenkins had not been at organized team activities the previous three weeks but reported for the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday at Valley Ranch.
“I had a good visit with him,” Jones said. “It is good to have him out here and our guys got a chance to check out how he has been rehabbing. So all of that was good.”
The veteran cornerback is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery so his workout consisted of running a few sprints. He then exited the field about midway through the two-hour period.
Jenkins declined to comment about the situation when reporters gathered around his locker later in the day.
According to Jones, the former first-round pick “will be at all things that he’s supposed to be at.” The Cowboys owner and general manager repeated on several occasions that he is not trading Jenkins and that Jenkins was not upset when the two men talked.
“I visited with him for a little bit and there was none of that at all,” Jones said. “As a matter of fact, I talked a lot about our coming year and how we’ve really bolstered up our secondary and how being a part of that can be something special. It was a very cordial conversation.”
Jenkins is in the final year of his contract. Jones later added that the two did not engage in any contract talks Tuesday morning.
Asked if Jenkins ever requested a trade, Jones responded: “I don’t really know that. I didn’t hear that. I didn’t talk to his agent about that. There’s no need to talk about that.”
As far as Jenkins’ weight, Jones said, “he looked good to me. His weight’s right in line with where he is. He still has some rehab work to do.”
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