Jenkins, 28, is a native of Germany and was a first round pick of the Cowboys in the 2008 NFL Draft. After playing in a reserve role during his rookie season, Jenkins took over as a starter in 2009 and remained a starter until he was replaced by the additions of both Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in the 2012 offseason. Jenkins was often the topic of trade talk during his time as a reserve cornerback for the team.
Earlier reports in the offseason have indicated that the Cowboys are not interested in retaining the services of Jenkins, although the Oakland Raiders have shown some interest. The Jaguars are thin at cornerback, to say the least, with only Alan Ball, Mike Harris, Antwaun Molden and Kevin Rutland on roster with experience at the position.
In five seasons with the Cowboys, Jenkins played in all about nine games and recorded 48 starts. He has eight career interceptions, including five in 2009 that resulted in a trip to the Pro Bowl.