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February 24, 2011

Jenkins still has the faith of his coaches

Jason Garrett repeated what Dave Campo said last week: It's too early, and Mike Jenkins is too good of a player, for the Cowboys to give up on him.

Jenkins earned Pro Bowl honors in 2009. He was one of the team's -- if not the league's -- biggest disappointments in 2010. He allowed the second-most yards in the NFL and tied for allowing the 14th-most catches, with 54 receptions for 935 yards and five touchdowns.

Garrett was asked why the Cowboys are confident Jenkins can bounce back: "Well, I’ve seen him do it. I’ve seen him play at a very high level. He’s a talented guy. I think he wants to be good, and we as coaches are going to try to get him back where he plays with the right frame of mind and plays with the discipline necessary to allow his talents to come out."

The Cowboys have the ninth overall pick, and many mock drafts have them taking Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara. Jenkins and Terence Newman, who turns 33 in September, both are former first-round picks.

-- Charean Williams

 

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