Mike Jenkins happy to remain with the Cowboys

November, 1, 2012
11/01/12
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IRVING, Texas -- The trade deadline came and went for the Cowboys on Thursday afternoon. There was nothing to report in terms of anything being close, but team executive vice president Stephen Jones said before the deadline that the Cowboys were keeping their eyes open.

Cornerback Mike Jenkins' name was most often mentioned as trade bait, but team officials didn't want him to go anywhere.

Jenkins was glad about that.

"I tried not to keep it on my mind," Jenkins said. "I figured if it was going to happen, it would have happened, so I just tried to stay focused on the week and learn what I needed to learn this week."

Sunday night, the Cowboys take on the Atlanta Falcons and their speedy receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White. The Cowboys also have to contend with veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez.

"They are legit, those boys are nice all over the field. From receiver to the tight end to the running back everybody can catch the ball and do something with it," Jenkins said. "You definitely got to respect them and we got to come correct."
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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