Friday, March 4, 2011

Dallas coaches optimistic Mike Jenkins can return to his All-Pro form

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and secondary coach Dave Campo believe cornerback Mike Jenkins will show his 2009 form and comeback from a very disappointing 2010 season.

The former Southeast High standout and USF All-American was a Pro Bowler in 2009, which was his first season as a starter.

However, last season he became the favorite target of alot of quarterback and allowed 54 receptions for 935 yards and five touchdowns, the second-most yards in the NFL and tied for 14th-most catches allowed.

“Well, I’ve seen him play at a very high level…I’ve seen him do it. He’s a talented guy,” Garrett told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. “I think he wants to be good, and we as coaches are going to try to get him back where he plays with the right frame of mind and plays with the discipline necessary to allow his talents to come out.”

The Cowboys are reportedly taking a hard look at Nebraska’s cornerback Prince Amukamara with their ninth overall pick to provide aid for Jenkins and Terrence Newman, both former first-round selections themselves

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