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Friday, January 20, 2012
Source: Mike Jenkins out 4-6 months

By Todd Archer
ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Cornerback Mike Jenkins had surgery last week on his right shoulder, and it's possible he will be in the midst of rehab as the Cowboys hold their organized team activities and mini-camp in the spring.

Jenkins is looking at a recovery time of four to six months, according to a source. If he needs the full rehab time, then he would miss all of the offseason work and be ready for training camp, which will begin in late July.

Jenkins suffered the injury Dec. 11 against the New York Giants and was limited for the final four games. He wore a protective harness that made it difficult for him to lift his arm over his head.

He aggravated the injury in the Jan. 1 season finale against the Giants, seeing action only in multiple wide receiver formations.

Safety Barry Church had a similar surgery before the season ended.

Backup nose tackle Josh Brent had knee surgery since the season ended. He missed four games with a sprained medial collateral ligament and kneecap injury.

Todd Archer covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.