It's been a tremendous offseason for the Dallas Cowboys defense, and it might be about to get a bit better. That's because cornerback Mike Jenkins is on the verge of returning after being removed from the PUP list, according to ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer.
Jenkins might not be as important to the Cowboys as he was a year ago, but Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne will take as much help as they can get. This was a subpar secondary the last couple years, but new starters Carr, Claiborne and Barry Church have given new life to the unit.
Jenkins was the best player in the defensive backfield last year. He played very well despite being nagged by injuries. If he's healthy this year, he'll be counted on heavily, even as a backup. You can't have too many good cornerbacks nowadays, especially in the NFC East.
Elsewhere in the league's most popular division...
From Carlos Mendez of the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram: Jason Garrett is hopeful Jason Witten will practice soon but won't say if his spleen has stopped bleeding.
From Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com: Injuries could make cut day easier on the Cowboys by bursting certain bubbles.
From Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger: Undrafted free agent Adewale Ojomo might have locked up a roster spot at defensive end with another good performance Wednesday night.
From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: A 53-man roster projection ahead of Thursday's preseason finale. He has both Darryl Tapp and Antonio Dixon making it.
From Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog: Robert Griffin III has ditched the headphones he used to wear during the pregame warm-ups. Why? Because a legendary Redskins quarterback suggested so.
From Dan Daly of the Washington Times: The Redskins checked off some more preseason objectives in the finale.
I'll be building on some of those links and points in my quick-hit reviews of all three games from Wednesday night in posts to come later Thursday morning. And stay tuned for my 53-man roster projections for all four NFC East teams Thursday afternoon.