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Jerry Jones, Mike Jenkins And The Vikings CB Situation

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 9, 2012 – 10:15 pm

The Dallas Cowboys signed high-profile free agent Brandon Carr, one of the best CBs in this year’s free agent class, and then just weeks later they traded up in the 1st round to select Morris Claiborne, the best CB in this year’s draft. Those two major upgrades sparked speculation that Mike Jenkins, a 4-year veteran CB, might be on the outs in Big D.

With the Vikings in the market for an upgrade at CB after finishing with the 26th-ranked pass defense a year ago, it was logical to wonder if Jenkins might be a good fit in Minnesota. According to a pretty reliable source in Dallas, you can stop wondering. Cowboys Owner/GM Jerry Jones told his own website that Jenkins remains in the team’s long-term plans.

Jones called Jenkins “a vital part” of the Cowboys plan and said the former 1st-round pick out of South Florida has “a very critical role in what we want to be defensively.” Jones went on to say: “Jenkins is not only this year, but a long-term player here as far as I’m concerned.”

So there you have it. Jones made it clear that Jenkins is not on the trade block and that he is indeed a part of Dallas’ plan for 2012 and beyond. Or perhaps Jenkins really isn’t in the Cowboys long-term plan and Jones is simply trying to create leverage for a potential future trade.

Either way, I wouldn’t spend too much time trying to figure it out. Jenkins would certainly be value-added to the Vikings secondary, but the team has found alternative ways to try and add value. This is a topic in this week’s edition of Pick Six (our new video mailbag segment), so click the link to find out how I see the Vikings CB situation shaking out once we get to training camp.


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61 Responses to “Jerry Jones, Mike Jenkins And The Vikings CB Situation”

  1. By Richard1A on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Who cares about M. Jenkins, we should have plenty of talent after this years draft, it looks good on paper.

  2. By bauln on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    first6

  3. By bauln on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    second4

  4. By bauln on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    3rd 8

  5. By bauln on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    69

  6. By bauln on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    8==D

  7. By Parody on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Mike must be getting antsy tonight, positing a blog about a starter who will get ZERO consideration in joining the team.

    Are we going to see blogs about the 680+ other starters in the NFL who aren’t going to get cut this year either?

  8. By OTKalil2012 on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Not positive on this… : /

    But I think the senate has to finish their business first…Before the house can start…

    I don’t think the senate and house can be in session at the same time…

    So when the senate finishes up their business session…

    The house should begin…

  9. By Parody on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Well that sure makes a lot of sense. If they have to do their work at separate times, then why do we have a separate room for it all? For that matter, why are they allowed in the building right now? They’re probably charging up all this sitting around time on their “working hours”, to help show how HARD they had to work during the term to get things done! Yea, they’re all here, but they’re just sitting around doing nothing – it looks like a few of them are even trying to sneak in a nap.

    Our political system is such a joke.

  10. By OTKalil2012 on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    But voters can’t watch public law being made trying to be in 2 places at the same time…

  11. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    50 M additional cost for the stadium Bagley agreed to it who said that would happen

  12. By OTKalil2012 on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Ortman and Hann sure like putting jabs in on the Vikings stadium bill…

  13. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Barrooohhhh
    Stadium is going to get built

  14. By OTKalil2012 on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Hann yacking again…surprise surprise !!!

  15. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Good job Wilf for ponying up the 50M and not having to hash it out to death. Thank you

  16. By greatirishpotatofamine on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Is there a link to the vikings agreeing or anything?

  17. By Parody on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B – Where are you getting that info from?

  18. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    there has been twitter chat about bagley accepting the conference bill several twitters in fact

  19. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    #Vikings hve agreed to pay $477M contribution negotiated by the state. Once AGAIN Wilf proves he is committed to keeping team in MN! #MNLeg

  20. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Bagley addressed the conference committee a bit ago

  21. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.livestream.com/uptakemnhouse

  22. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    there is a twitter side bar

  23. By greatirishpotatofamine on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    thanks mike

  24. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium Conference Committee taking on the feeling of a retirement party — or maybe one of those Super Bowl post-game ceremonies

  25. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    RT @DailyNorseman: Ladies and gentlemen, it appears we have a #Vikings stadium deal

  26. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Baarrroooooohhhh

  27. By OTKalil2012 on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Minnesota-Vikings-stadium-contribution-becomes-issue-050912

  28. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    RT @PoliticsMN: Warm feelings all around, #Vikings conference committee report is unanimously adopted. Now on to the House floor

  29. By greatirishpotatofamine on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    is it going to end tonight or in the morning? cuz im dying here

  30. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Minnesota-Vikings-stadium-contribution-becomes-issue-050912

  31. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    House will vote tonight Senate tommorrow
    the last post shows the Wilfs accepted the deal

  32. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Early Thursday, a Vikings officials said the team’s billionaire owners, New Jersey developers Zygi and Mark Wilf, are backing the deal.

    ”The Vikings and the Wilfs have stepped up,” said team vice president Lester Bagley. ”The Wilfs have stepped up and made a huge commitment to Minnesota and a huge commitment to Vikings fans.”

  33. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    So now it’s all up to the votes of House and Senate

  34. By greatirishpotatofamine on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    so happy right now but im not gonna celebrate till the votes are in, history has shown this is where the vikings usually lose big time

  35. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I had figured a 5% increase the Wilfs would live with when all the doubts were saying the wouldn’t.

  36. By Mike B. on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    doubters

  37. By Parody on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t stand listening to these people anymore. They don’t know how to present an idea quickly and succinctly. If their voices weren’t so annoying, they’d be putting me to sleep with their droning on and on about their little quibbles, so I might as well turn them off and go to sleep.

    Hopefully I’ll learn something interesting when I wake up.

  38. By DRS on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    House recesses for 20 min.

  39. By Mike B. on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    finally a vote

  40. By OTKalil2012 on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    With 4th down and 2 million a year to go…

    The ball is handed off to Zygi Wilf…TOUCHDOWN !!!!

  41. By greatirishpotatofamine on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    Does stadium include Zygi statue?

  42. By Mike B. on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I am going to bed got to work in the morning I am glad the Wilfs didn’t squabble over the 50M

  43. By Mike B. on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    Good night all

  44. By Sir Greasy Panda on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I WANT TO START A MOVEMENT TO GET JARED ALLEN TO GROW HIS MULLET BACK! IF ENOUGH OF US ASK FOR IT ON HERE AND ON HIS TWITTER I THINK HE WILL EVENTUALLY AGREE AND DECIDE TO GROW IT BACK.
    THAT MULLET MEANT A LOT TO ALL OF US BACK IN 09, WE NEED IT BACK.

  45. By Sir Greasy Panda on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    WE NEED TO START NOW SO THAT BY TRAINING CAMP HE CAN ALREADY BE IN THE ZONE FOR IT. THAT MULLET GAVE HIM SWAGGER AND IT FED OFF TO THE OTHER DEFENSIVE PLAYERS. WE NEED IT AND THE TEAM NEEDS IT

  46. By Sir Greasy Panda on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    THAT SISSY IN GREEN BAY HAS LONG BLONDE RAPUNZLE HAIR WE GOT A MULLET. WE NEED IT NOW MORE THAN EVER

  47. By Sir Greasy Panda on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    JOIN ME FELLOW VIKING FANS. LETS RIDE THIS MOMENTUM WITH THE STADIUM AND LET IT FEED OFF INTO THE SEASON

  48. By Rogerthevikefan on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    Mullet power is needed

  49. By Mike R. on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    If there an amendment to include taxes from fans of the Vikings living in Pennsylvania, that would be fine by me. I hope this is gaining momentum and finally get this done. I have thought about if it did not happen and Vikes move…I do not think i will watch football again.

    I will move up to the Great White (Nova and Sonja you need a roomie?) and try deep sea fishing…trying to forget the history and what could have been possible a great future with the Vikings always being in Minnesota

  50. By DRS on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    The Bill has passed the house, now on to the senate, then to the Governor. It is 0236 NM time so good night.

  51. By rjg0915 on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    As a Vikings fan living in Texas, “Don’t waste any $$$ on Jenkins”. I have to watch the Cowboys every week, and he is useless. We are really hurting at that position if we even considered him.

  52. By SUPERVIKINGMAN on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    Dang, I thought MIke was talkin’ about Carlos Jenkins. (Vikes 91-94).

  53. By SUPERVIKINGMAN on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    P.S. We don’t want anything from Dallas, but I bet Ziggy puts up a bigger TV screen in the NEW STADIUM. SKOL!

  54. By 61Viking on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    Glad the boys are staying in Minnesota……SKOL!!!!!

  55. By T.allen.govikes on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    thank god the bill passed!!! Looking forward to getting out of Bills country and taking trip to minny an watching some real football!! go vikes!!!

  56. By drew on May 12, 2012 | Reply

    Go for my Vikes, a new stadium, when and where would it be located?

  57. By purple blood on May 14, 2012 | Reply

    Just the start of something BIG IN MINNY, Great things are going to happen there and i can smell it allthe way here in Washington DC. GOOOOO VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. By Mike on May 14, 2012 | Reply

    That is code for “we are trying to trade him and dont want people to think they cn get him for free”

  59. By Vikings4Life on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Who cares we dont need no sloppy seconds!

  60. By drew on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Jenkins want to be trade, we should get him. But, we should let Dallas know that the Eagle only got a 7th round for Samuels, we shouldn’t give up more than a fifth round.

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