Cowboys Sign A.J. Jenkins

by Dylan Hargis | Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The Cowboys weren’t quite done in free agency like we may have thought. Today, the team announced that former first round draft pick A.J. Jenkins would be joining the team at Valley Ranch. The deal for Jenkins to join the team has not been disclosed, but is expected to be a cheap and team friendly deal. Jenkins was selected 30th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Jenkins was outstanding in college, but that talent has yet to transfer to the NFL. His rookie season with the 49ers did not go well. He only played three games for the team, and did not catch a single pass in that time. That offseason, Jenkins was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, where in two seasons he caught 17 passes for 223 yards. This isn’t a add that will change the franchise, but it will provide a little depth and a much needed special teams position.

The Cowboys added Jenkins to compete for the 5th wide receiver spot and as a potential replacement return man for the departed Dwayne Harris. Harris left the team this offseason to sign with the rival New York Giants. Jenkins will have a few players to compete with in Dallas, but do not let their undrafted status fool you. George Farmer, Antwan Goodley and Lucky Whitehead will all battle Jenkins fiercely for a spot on the roster. Cowboy fans…. here comes training camp!


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