According to Orlando Scandrick, Mike Jenkins will get the nod at starting right cornerback once again this week against Denver. Jenkins has been solid so far in two starts, notching what should have been 2 interceptions. Jenkins has 9 tackles and 3 passes defended so far in a season where he is beating out Scandrick before our eyes.
At the beginning of the season I called for this to be Scandrick's job but with a tough assignment last week he wasn't able to produce the plays he needed to when it counted. Scandrick has however, played very well in the slot again. He has 11 tackles and 2 passes defended.
Marion Suits Up
Marion Barber is suited for practice today, but the extent of his participation is yet to be seen. We hope that Marion is good to go Sunday in Denver to give Choice some air. I see Choice starting regardless and Marion coming in on third down, short yardage, and closing situations.
The Dallas Cowboys march into Mile High Stadium to face a 3-0 team that has similar strengths. The Bronco's are 4th in the league in rushing, led by Buckhalter and Moreno. The key will be forcing turnovers in this game, but it wont be an easy task seeing that the Broncos have yet to throw an interception all year, even with Kyle Orton as their QB.
Brian Dawkins adds a new look to the Bronco's D, and he's had significant success against Tony and the ‘Boys in the last 3 years. Tony is 2-3 against a Brian Dawkins led defense and averages 235 yards a game against him. Dawkins however has picked Romo off twice in 5 meetings and has caused 3 fumbles. Between Him and Champ Bailey he must at least be cautious.
Key Injury Update:
Marion Barber is still limited but I expect him to play this week, his status remains questionable.
Felix Jones is likely to miss this week after not practicing today (Wednesday) with a sprained Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), his status is more than likely doubtful.
DeMarcus Ware suffered a small neck strain but is expected to practice all week with no limitations and play against Denver. He has been seen in a precautionary neck brace before practicing.