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Jenkins maturing into lockdown corner

Updated: December 24, 2009, 3:42 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Mike Jenkins arrived at Valley Ranch as a first-round pick with almost everything a cornerback needed to star in the NFL: speed, strength, smarts, quickness, competitiveness, long arms and a lot of confidence.

But Jenkins was missing a few things: maturity, work ethic and opportunity.

As he nears the end of the second season, the 5-foot-10, 198-pound Jenkins is pretty close to the complete package. He's established himself as the Dallas Cowboys' best cornerback ...

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