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    Cowboys Waive DE/DT Shaneil Jenkins

    On any other weekend, the Cowboys' of would've received much more attention. However, we've been a little preoccupied with a certain 's vertebrae.

    Cowboys Headlines - Cowboys Waive DE/DT Shaneil JenkinsYesterday the Cowboys did indeed waive Jenkins, a versatile who appeared likely to make their Week One roster. Jenkins had a sack in each of the team's first two games and was getting pressure on other plays. He had been signed just a few days before the preseason opener after being waived by the .

    Shaneil Jenkins injured his hamstring in practice last week and missed last Thursday's game against the . There has been that the was worse than simple strain and also there are some concerns about Jenkins' knee. The decision to release Jenkins, given the team's overall situation on the , suggests those rumors are accurate.

    While Jenkins had clear value and would've been a nice piece for the defensive line rotation, the loss is likely just a short-term problem. Had he made the team, Jenkins was probably the guy who would've been released when came back from .

    If Shaneil Jenkins clears waivers, Dallas could retain his rights and place him on for future development. Given what we've seen so far, he seems to be worth it.

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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