Possible New Home for Cowboy’s Jenkins

After reading recent transactions going on in the NFL, I couldn’t help but notice one in particular, The Detroit Lions releasing starting right cornerback Aaron Berry after his 2nd arrest this offseason.

The Lions have become awfully thin at cornerback with Berry’s release, but decided it was for the best since they don’t want to become the ” laughing stock in the NFL “.

Now the Lions are left with 2012 3rd round draft selection Dwight Bentley, and former Denver Bronco Alphonso Smith competing at RCB.

The Cowboys however have a golden opportunity to possibly make a trade offer to the Lions to send one very unhappy Mike Jenkins, who quickly fell out of favor in Dallas when Jerry Jones & co. signed former Chiefs star Brandon Carr, and then surprised the world by trading with St. Louis from #15 in the first round to #6, selecting the best cornerback in the draft, Morris Claiborne.

Jenkins fought through several injuries in 2011, and eventually had shoulder surgery in January. He will start on the team’s PUP ( Physically Unable to Perform ) list when training camp begins.

Jenkins is also in the final year of his contract, and will most likely be searching for a new team in 2013 anyway.

Top 5 Positions the Cowboys are in need of :

1. # 3 Wide Receiver
2. # 3 Blocking / Receiving Tight End
3. ” True Space Eating ” Nose Tackle
4. Free Safety
5. Center

Now sure the Lions can’t offer help at all of these positions, but there are 2 in particular they could help the Cowboys in particular if the Boys’ are willing to make this trade happen.

The first is #3 WR Titus Young, who quickly landed in the team’s doghouse after sucker punching fellow team mate free safety Louis Delmas back in March. Now of course, Young has a lot of growing up to do, but surrounding him with good coaching, and positive players, he will be very successful in this league.

Young, ( 23 on August 21st ), had a very impressive rookie season with 48 catches for 607 yards, and 6 touchdowns. He also started 9 games in 2011.

The other player that could help this team immediately is Defensive Tackle Sammie Lee Hill. Hill, 25, has been playing behind Ndamukong Suh, and Corey Williams, and when given the opportunity, recorded 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks in reserve duty in 2011 alone.

Hill, 6′-4″ , 330 lbs. would give the Cowboys that big space eater they have been needing in sometime.

With the additions of Young and Hill, Dallas would have a solid #3 WR that could start incase Dez Bryant or Miles Austin suffers an injury, or if Bryant has to miss any games due to any suspension pending on his latest charge.

Hill would give the Cowboys the opportunity to finally reshuffle their defensive line, sliding Jay Ratliff over to DRE with rookie Tyrone Crawford backing him up. They could move Jason Hatcher and Sean Lissemore to DLE, and let Josh Brent rotate with Hill at NT.

Now of course this is all speculation from a Fan’s point of view. But I think some of you will agree with me that Mike Jenkins could finally serve a purpose to this team, and that is to be traded for ” needs ” to this club. I have a strong feeling that a player like Mario Butler, Isaac Madison, or Lionel Smith will have a strong training camp and preseason to stick around, and Jenkins will just become a high priced #4 cornerback who will not be back in 2013 anyway.


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  • californy

    I am not a Jenkins fan at all but he has more value than you think right now. I predict Claiborne wil struggle and we just dont have any depth at all. I would consider trading Jenkins I just dont see much value in a hurt CB right now. Jenkins may be moved when he is healthy.
    I stick to my gun when I say trade Jenkins to Tampa for Aqib Talib CB 6-1 4.2 speed CB who was pick 6 picks before Jenkins. Talib has the size where he can be moved to safety in the future..
    There another player who I have my eye on, but he is not available at this time Jason McCourty 5-11 193 lbs 4.32 40 speed who had over 100 tackles last year, brother to Devon Mccourty another player who I coveted. When looking at Jason I found another player on Tennessee. He a little but raw but is showing some nice stuff in Tennessee.
    Tommie Cambell is 6-3 203 4.32 CB for the Titans. He is seen as their nickle back at this time. I heard he is having a great camp for the Titans. I would trade Jenkins for him and for Titans 3-4rd draft pick next year. I believe he can become our nickle back and possible future safety for the boys.

    • http://twitter.com/AngryPopCulture AngryPopCultureGuy

      I like Talib the player, but his head outside of a helmet kind of worries me.

      You’re right about trading Jenkins for scrub wide-out, though. Jenkins has tremendous value on this team, right now.

      We are just now starting to repair the secondary – it’s not the time to sacrifice depth…unless someone makes you “an offer you can’t refuse”.

  • californy

    I don see any value in trading last year starting CB for a back up WR, or 3rd string TE. I guess you see like I see it. Hanna is already heading toward being a bust. I already knew Hanna had bad hand. How does a person like me know this and the boys who spend millions in player evaluation just dont see it. I dont see any value trading Jenkins for a 3rd string NT. If that was the case the boys could of signed Abrayo Franklin NT last week when SD signed them to their squad.

  • californy

    I consider TO the best WR out there. TO even better than our top two WR on this team even at 38 years old. I believe Beasley will be better than the rest of the WR that are available, follow by Harris who having a great camp as well. Andre Holmes value is being overstated base on his size and his speed he has. He just doesnt run the pattern or have the hands of the WR that I mention..

  • Jln3131

    We have to keep Jenkins, we are 1 injury away from having no corners. Mo will probably struggle and Jenkins is a good insurance to have. Plus it is to his benefit play the best he can cuz he wants to make his money next year. If anything trade him after the season has started, Mo gets a few games under his belt. Remember they moved the trade deadline someone will get desperate and make us a great offer (kind of like the Williams trade) but to our benefit.

  • http://twitter.com/Keith_Peavy Keith Peavy

    I see what you all are saying, I don’t consider Hill as a 3rd string nose tackle though, he is a very good player playing behind 2 veteran stars that gets to play in reserve duty, I think he deserves a shot, and I see Ratliff getting beat down halfway through the season, yet again. I think the Bucs will hang on to Talib, remember, they had the choice to select him or Jenkins back in the 08′ draft, and selected Talib at #20 before the Cowboys got on the clock and selected Felix Jones at #22, and then traded with Seattle for their #25 spot taking Jenkins, and seattle received the Cowboys #28 pick. That was the year I wanted the Cowboys to select Reshard Mendenhall and Kenny Phillips in the 1st round, and Terrell Thomas in the 2nd round instead of Martellus Bennett.

  • ctcowboy1968

    I really liked TO when he was a Cowboy. Great production. But he would not be good for this team now. The Cowboys have moved on from his show.

  • ctcowboy1968

    We already have one off the field jack wagon in Dez. Do we need another in Young? Besides, Dez is way more talented than Young.
    You don’t trade a starting caliber CB for a back up player. Unfortunately the best course of action for the Cowboys is to keep Jenkins this year (he’s probably going to play more then anyone thinks) and see him walk next year. They need him keep this secondary stocked. There will be injuries and learning curves.
    The Cowboys will never move Rat to DE. They just refuse to do it. Don’t make any plans based on that personnel move.