Mike Jenkins hasn't been happy with the Dallas Cowboys as of late, especially after they signed Brandon Carr and drafted Morris Claiborne. All of that, of course, is in addition to Orlando Scandrick, who is in the secondary as well.
After rumors of Jenkins possibly heading to the Indianapolis Colts in a trade began to swirl, the Cowboys had to come out and insist that they would keep him.
Well, that means Dallas will be heading into the upcoming NFL season with four good cornerbacks. Why do they need so many, you ask? Perhaps because of how pass-happy the league has become as of late.
“This league has become a passing league,” defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson told NFL.com. “Look at what the quarterbacks are doing and how the game is kind of evolving a little bit, how they protect the quarterbacks, and rightfully so. The more cover guys you have, the better off you’ll be on defense. So any time we can put cover guys on the field in a pass situation and let those guys match up, I think it helps our defense. We’ll look to do that some if the opportunity presents itself.”
This is actually a good idea. With more teams interested in four wide receiver sets or two-receiver and two-tight-end sets, it makes sense to have four corners on the field.
We'll probably be seeing more and more teams in the league following this exact gameplan pretty soon.