Jenkins, a 2008 Cowboys first-round pick, has been to one Pro Bowl, and was a main starter during his time in Dallas.
Jenkins played last season as a backup and had three pass breakups.
At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones offered praise for Jenkins.
"Jenkins is very capable, I think a good cornerback," Jones said. "We happen to be pretty committed relative to the rest of our roster. We have to be pretty committed at cornerback. Under a different circumstances, Jenkins might be a little different story for us right now. He would be a different story right now, he certainly wouldn't be out of our radar as far as having him of bringing him back as a starter. I think Jenkins is a starting cornerback in the NFL.