Wednesday, August 06, 2008

DMN Blog: Mike Jenkins to start vs. Chargers

by Brian Davis

For all those wondering if Adam Jones will start in Saturday's preseason opener, take heed of this from coach Wade Phillips.

First-round draft pick Mike Jenkins will start at the left corner position opposite Anthony Henry when the Cowboys send the first team out against the Chargers.

Jones has been playing strictly right corner, and Phillips wants him to learn the position before they try moving him around. Expect to see Jones after the first quarter, be it on defense or special teams.

"Adam is going to play, because he practiced well," Phillips said. "I think he'll show some of the same things. I think more of its learning what we need to do, what techniques we want, what the coverages are and so forth and those kinds of things. But I think he'll do all right, because he's a really gifted player."