According to former NFL safety Matt Bowen, writing for the National Football Post, the Cowboys trading cornerback Mike Jenkins is a bad idea. Bowen writes:
Should the Cowboys listen to trade offers for Mike Jenkins as training camp approaches? I wouldn't do it, because giving away depth in the secondary will get you in trouble in today’s game. The way I see it, you need three safeties that can align at both free and strong (plus contribute on special teams) and four (or five) corners in uniform on Sundays to fill multiple roles in your defensive sub packages.
Dallas went out and scooped up Brandon Carr in free agency and also made a big trade on the opening night of the draft to move up and take LSU CB Morris Claiborne off the board. Smart moves when you break down what the Cowboys want to do from a defensive game plan perspective under Rob Ryan. Pressure, attack the QB and rely on your DBs to play man-coverage.
Jenkins is an important part of this defense. Trading him would place them back where they were last year. He needs to stay and play to his true potential and show everyone that he is the great corner that he is, either to gain a starting job or to attract great offers in 2013. Mike help us win a superbowl this year.