The Dallas Cowboys didn't want to trade Mike Jenkins at the start of the offseason because they knew that they would be selling low.
Now that Jenkins has proven that he can compete after his offseason shoulder surgery, teams will be very high on him. The trouble with trading Jenkins is that he is in the last year of his contract, and teams could just be patient and finish off the year.
I suspect the Cowboys could get a second- or third-round pick to a team that believes it's a competitor and desperately needs that starting-caliber cornerback.
The Cowboys would love to keep him, but they have a large amount invested at the cornerback position right now.
Brandon Carr was just signed to a $50 million contract.
Orlando Scandrick was given a $27 million extension last year.
Morris Claiborne was drafted sixth overall and signed a contract for $16 million over four years.
That's $77.6 million for cornerbacks for the next four years. (Sixteen percent of the available salary space for just 5 percent of the players.)
Not much room to add more.