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Mike Jenkins has plenty to prove

Cornerback severely underachieved last season after making Pro Bowl in 2009

Updated: July 31, 2011, 1:48 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

SAN ANTONIO -- The Dallas Cowboys' front office and coaches keep expressing extreme confidence in a guy who was one of the NFL's worst cornerbacks last season.

What else are they supposed to say? They need Mike Jenkins to perform like a first-round pick to give the Cowboys a chance to contend. At least they have relatively recent proof it can happen.

"I'm going to be very positive about it," owner/general manager Jerry Jones said, "because we've seen him do it."

They've ...

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