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Garrett says Cowboys won't trade Jenkins

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Even though Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins has said he wants to be traded, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said on Monday the Cowboys have no plays unload Jenkins, who has been absent from OTAs while he rehabs his shoulder.

"Mike Jenkins, we believe, is a big part of our football team right now," Garrett said, according to NFL.com. "He's making a business decision not to be here. But we're not going to trade him. We like Mike Jenkins, we expect him to be a part of our team. We want to get him healthy, gotta get him back."

Jenkins is in the final year of his contract and is staying away from practice partly because of his desire to get a lucrative contract extension.

"We're concerned about Mike Jenkins' health, first and foremost," Garrett said. "He had the surgery soon after the season ended, he's been in rehab down in Florida. We've been in communication with him, he seems to be getting better. We want Mike Jenkins around our football team, just like we want everybody around our football team. We have 60 guys on our roster for most of the offseason, and we had 59 guys at our facility working out, involved in our program. We have 90 guys on our team now, we've pretty much had 89 guys around here now doing everything we wanted them to do. Everybody's been here. This is all voluntary as you
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