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August 30, 2011

Jenkins could play Thursday, if he is cleared for contact

The Cowboys want cornerback Mike Jenkins to play Thursday night in Miami, but they’re not ready to say he will. They have allowed him full-speed practice, but still no contact.


“He’s done a nice job practicing close to full speed and then not putting himself in a position where he’s going to re-injure that thing,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s making progress, even though he’s not playing full-contact football right now.”


Jenkins suffered a stinger in his right shoulder on Aug. 1 at training camp in San Antonio. He has not played in the preseason, which is why the Cowboys would love to get him on the field. But doctors have yet to clear him for contact.


"We're still kind of in that process," Garrett said. "He was cleared to practice full speed, and the idea is just don't be running into anybody. Stay off the ground. Get the work you need as much as you can without reinjuring that thing. That's the approach he's taken. I think he's handled it well."


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Yes, please don't reinjure "that thing" because we want you to stay healthy so we can trade you!!

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