Cowboys doing ‘diligence’ on Janoris Jenkins, Terrell Suggs
Friday brought two interesting names to the free-agent pool. The New York Giants waived cornerback Janoris Jenkins while the Arizona Cardinals did the same with outside linebacker Terrell Suggs. Though vetted players, they are subject to the waivers. Will the Dallas Cowboys make a claim?
On 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones talked on the matter, saying, via Jeff Cavanaugh of 105.3 The Fan:
“Well you always look, right now we don’t have any plans to do anything different. I talked to (vice president of player personnel) Will (McClay) and he’s certainly doing the diligence on it.”
Jenkins, 31, was enjoying a good season with the Giants before his release. Ultimately, New York released him in large part due to his off-the-field actions. On Wednesday, during practice, he was caught tweeting, and not in a nice way. He called a fellow user a “retard,” a derogatory word.
According to Pro Football Reference, Jenkins has allowed a 65.3 passer rating in coverage in 2019. If the Cowboys were to claim him, they would pay off the remaining portions of his $14.75 million 2019 contract with $8 million guaranteed. Per Over The Cap, if released next year, a team would incur a $3 million dead cap as compared to $11.25 million in cap savings.
Suggs, 37, is on a one-year deal. Dallas would only owe him less than $3 million of his guaranteed contract via prorated bonuses, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. The 2011 Defensive Player of the Year, Suggs has 5.5 sacks on the season. He has 138 over his 17-year career.