NFL Rumors: Detroit Lions and More Teams Interested in Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins

Alex KayCorrespondent IMay 28, 2012

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 17:  Cornerback Mike Jenkins #21 of the Dallas Cowboys stretches during warmups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 17, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Lions have thrown their hat into the ring in an attempt to acquire Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins.

According to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas, sources surrounding the team found that the interest is not mutual, but that will not stop GMs from trying to pry the skilled young man away.

Many franchises believe that the former first-round pick is expendable because Big D traded up in the 2012 draft to nab Morris Claiborne.

Let’s take a look at some of the other organizations that are interested in stealing Jenkins from Dallas.


Indianapolis Colts

Adam Schefter reported on May 26 that the Colts had made multiple trade offers to the Cowboys for Jenkins.

They feel that they can steal the 27-year-old because he is unhappy and purposely skipping offseason OTAs in order to find a new home.

Dallas will not trade him cheap, but he’d be the perfect CB on a rebuilding team like Indianapolis.


Detroit Lions

The Lions secondary badly needs an upgrade. They were constantly torched last season and play in a brutal division.

There isn’t much chance of regular season—let alone playoff—success against Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler and the great receivers in the NFC North unless you have a decent secondary.

Jenkins represents an instant upgrade at the position.


What Will Happen

Jenkins isn’t going anywhere. The Cowboys have absolutely no reason to trade him and would likely be getting ripped off on any deal that comes their way. They have to use Jenkins for depth and his price tag is far too valuable for the organization to let get away.

The South Florida product will play this season because he is up for a new contract in 2013. He’s should not be crazy enough to actually stay away from the team for more than a little piece of training camp.


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