Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/30/12

Mike Jenkins might want out of Dallas, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has no intention of granting the cornerback's wish.

The Cowboys gave Brandon Carr $50.1 million over the next five years to leave the Chiefs and then traded up to nab LSU's Morris Claiborne with the No. 6 overall pick in last month's NFL Draft. And with veteran Orlando Scandrick already an accomplished nickelback, Jenkins would like an opportunity to compete for a starting job elsewhere.

The Colts have reportedly shown interest, but Jones indicated Jenkins might as well keep his suitcase in the attic.

"There's nothing that I can conceive that would help us more as a football team and help us accomplish where we're going to be next year than having Jenkins on the team," Jones told reporters Wednesday. "I'm sure not interested in anything in the future. I'm all about what we can do (this) year."

Jenkins has skipped the team's voluntary offseason program, and is due to earn $1.05 million in the final year of the rookie contract he signed as a first-round pick in 2007.

"He can come in here and maybe be a part of something very special, a concept that's very special when you have that kind of talent, that kind of size in corners," Jones said. "He could have a year that could put him in great shape for his future and certainly have done what he was contracted and what he's paid to do and what he should be doing, and that's help the Dallas Cowboys win a world championship."

Jenkins also underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He played through pain much of last season after suffering a dislocation.

"We want Mike Jenkins around our football team, just like we want everybody around our football team," coach Jason Garrett said last week. "We had 60 guys on our roster for most of the offseason, and we had 59 at the facility working out involved in our offseason program. We have 90 guys on our team now, and we pretty much had 89 guys around here doing everything we wanted them to do."

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