After taking cornerback Morris Claiborne in the first round of last month’s draft, the Dallas Cowboys put Mike Jenkins on the trading block. The Cowboys were thought to be looking for a second day pick in the 2011 NFL Draft in return for Mike Jenkins but it didn’t materialize and he remains a member of the team.
The Cowboys’ situation at cornerback remains the same and although they have said they will keep Jenkins, rumors of potential suitors persist. Those include the Indianapolis Colts and, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the Detroit Lions.
Watkins goes on to spend the rest of his article on the matter explaining three reasons why the Cowboys won’t trade Jenkins but it is interesting that the Lions apparently continue to be active in adding bodies at cornerback. Jenkins would be able to compete for the starting spot opposite Chris Houston but the Lions will have enough interesting decisions to make with the cornerbacks on their roster as it stands today. However, that won’t deter them if they feel Jenkins is a clear improvement and the Cowboys wind up willing to trade him.