Report: Colts pursuing Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins

The Indianapolis Colts are looking to upgrade a very depleted roster and thus, are trying to acquire Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins according to Adam Schefter.

The Indianapolis Colts have made multiple trade offers to the Dallas Cowboys in an effort to acquire disgruntled cornerback Mike Jenkins, and the last one remains on the table, according to a league source.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said this week that Dallas would not trade Jenkins. But another NFL source familiar with the situation said he believed a trade could be worked out for the right price.

It was predictable that the Cowboys came out and said that they had no intentions of trading Jenkins after trading up for LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne in April’s draft. Why anger Jenkins more than he already is?
That said, it’s hard to believe that Dallas isn’t at least entertaining trading Jenkins. With the NFL being a passing league now, every team would love to have three quality cornerbacks on their roster. But Jenkins has already demanded a trade and he’s not going to play second-fiddle to the Cowboys’ new corners (Claiborne and Brandon Carr). Thus, it’s in their best interest to move Jenkins while he still has some trade value.

Jenkins didn’t play well in 2010 and was inconsistent last year, but the talent is there and maybe he just needs a new scheme and a new city. He would be a nice fit for the Colts depending on the compensation. Anything more than a third-round pick would be too much.

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Jim Mora: Cowboys’ Jenkins committed “high treason”

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 24:  Head coach Jim Mora Jr of the Atlanta Falcons greets John Abraham #55 during a game against the Carolina Panthers on December 24, 2006 at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

How can you not love the Mora family? The elder gave us “Playoffs? Playoffs?” while the son used to sniff ammonia capsules with his players before games and went on a sports-talk show with a former teammate and said that he would take the Washington Huskies coaching job even if the Falcons “were in a playoff run.”

Adorable – both of them.

Never too shy to speak his mind, Jim Mora (the son) had an interesting take on Cowboys’ cornerback Mike Jenkins, who flat out avoided tackling Packers’ receiver James Jones on the way to the end zone during Green Bay’s 45-7 thrashing of Dallas last Sunday night.

This is what Mora had to say on the NFL Network about Jenkins, uh, effort:

“To me, this is high treason,” Mora said. “An NFL football player does not turn down a play like that. And if I’m Jason Garrett, the first thing that I’m doing when I take over as the head coach of this team, is I’m getting guys like that — number 21, who absolutely committed treason, let his team down by passing up a tackle and let the ball get in the end zone — I’m taking him and I’m getting him out of my locker room.”

What he said was all well and good, even though he went overboard with the whole “high treason” remark. I don’t think a lazy, overpaid, selfish cornerback allowing a receiver a free pass at the end zone is similar to betraying one’s nation, but maybe that’s just me.

That said, I find what Mora said to be a little hypocritical. After all, this was the same man who didn’t bench loudmouth DeAngelo Hall when the brash cornerback tried to pad his interception total at the conclusion of the second quarter in a game against the Saints a couple of years ago and allowed a New Orleans’ receiver to score a fluke touchdown. I also seem to remember Michael Vick starting his next game after giving Atlanta fans the bird while walking off the field during a game in ’06.

But I guess Mora can’t draw any similarities between those instances and Jenkins’ “treason.”

Apparently now that Mora is a member of the media he’s allowed to hold other coaches to a different standard than he did himself. Granted, I don’t disagree with anything he says and Jason Garrett should change the culture in Dallas. But with this coming form Mora, what he said carries as much weight as a feather in a windstorm.

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