ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones works the sidelines during pregame warm-up during the Thanksgiving Day game at Cowboys Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jerry Jones is a comedic clown who thinks that, because he owns the Dallas Cowboys, he can also function as their general manager. Certainly, it's Jones' right to hire himself to run his team's football operations. It doesn't matter that the Cowboys have been all but irrelevant for the better part of 17 years, winning only one playoff game since Super Bowl XXX. He's the boss. He calls the shots, much to everyone's personal amusement.
I love that Jones continues to live in the dense fog that covers his lizard-like head, a fog emitted by his own ego. Cowboys fans don't seem to have an issue with it, and since no one wants to work for the overly manipulative Jones, the Cowboys continue to be a franchise that lives off its glory years rather than its recent accomplishments.
That said, it is a smart football move on Jones' part to keep disgruntled corner Mike Jenkins, no matter how interested our beloved Indianapolis Colts are in trading for him. Yesterday, Jones publicly reiterated that he has no intention to trade Jenkins, stating that no draft pick could change his mind.
Again, Jones is often the butt of jokes in league circles. People respect his money. They don't respect the man, and they respect his talents as a football evaluator even less. However, keeping Jenkins is smart. With Brandon Carr and first round pick Morris Claiborne all but cemented as starters, Jenkins provides the secondary with a much needed third corner to, possibly, cover the slot receiver.
Sure, Jenkins might not like it, but who cares. He'll play, or he'll be fined for not showing up to mandatory events. If Jenkins dogs it, or if he doesn't give a strong effort, teams will be less inclined to sign him to a long term deal when he becomes a free agent.
For the Colts, I'm fairly certain their interest in Jenkins isn't over, despite Jones' recent statements. Anything can happen between now and Week One.