Mike Jenkins should get more snaps

October, 26, 2012
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IRVING, Texas -- Last week at Carolina, Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins got one snap because defensive coordinator Rob Ryan wanted more linebackers and safeties on the field to contend with quarterback Cam Newton and his option-style offense.

The New York Giants come to Cowboys Stadium on Sunday, and Jenkins is expected to play more because of what quarterback Eli Manning can do.

He's completed passes to 12 different wide receivers this season and his receivers have picked up 100 receiving yards at least six times.

So using Jenkins more in coverage if the Giants go three and four wide will be important.

"We like to get Jenks out there. He's played well for us," coach Jason Garrett said Friday morning. "The combination of him having a little bit of a shoulder injury going into (the Carolina game) and playing a team that ran the ball so much particularly with their quarterback, we felt like we wanted to play with some different packages. We like to get him out there cause he's a good football player and he's played well for us."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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