Saturday, March 9, 2013
Felix Jones, Mike Jenkins draw interest
By Calvin Watkins
Running back Felix Jones and cornerback Mike Jenkins are drawing interest from NFL teams as the free-agency period nears.
The Dallas Cowboys have no interest in re-signing Jenkins, a one-time Pro Bowler. Jenkins lost his starting job last season when the Cowboys signed Brandon Carr to a five-year, $50.1 million deal and moved up in the draft to select Morris Claiborne.
Jenkins didn't like how the Cowboys treated him in the offseason as he recovered from major shoulder surgery, and the Cowboys weren't happy he didn't show up for voluntary offseason workouts.
But Jenkins is getting interest from other NFL teams as a potential starter.
Jones is also getting inquiries from other teams, mainly as a backup, because injuries have limited his ability to hold the starter role. The Cowboys have minimal interest, and it's doubtful the team will bring him back.
Jones was drafted as a backup and showed flashes of becoming an impact player, but his health has betrayed him. During the 2012 season, team executive vice president Stephen Jones said Jones played through some things that most players wouldn't. We know Jones played with two sore knees but didn't need offseason surgery.