Executive vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys didn’t give themselves much of a chance to win the NFC East last year with Alan Ball and Frank Walker playing big roles at cornerback.
That is why Mike Jenkins remains valuable to the Cowboys, executive vice president Stephen Jones said.
“We were trying to win the NFC East championship, unfortunately, with guys like Alan Ball and Frank Walker,” Jones said. “Not trying to be rough on them, but guys get hurt, and we would like to have good players to be available, and Mike Jenkins is a damn good cornerback.”
Jones was responding to questions about whether the Cowboys would try to trade Jenkins during the draft weekend, perhaps to recoup the second-round pick they traded to move up to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne in the first round.
“We think the world of Mike Jenkins,” Jones said. “He is going to be an important part of the team, more than likely, for us this year.”
-- Carlos Mendez