It hasn’t taken long for safety Malcolm Jenkins to make himself at home with the rivalries in the NFC East. After signing a a three-year, $16.25 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles last month, Jenkins is already joining in the Dallas Cowboys-bashing.
The target of Jenkins sharpened claws – the Cowboys defense, namely, the players themselves.
During his appearance on the NFL.network, Jenkins cut loose on the ‘Boys D (via Philly.com):
"“A couple years ago, their scapegoat was Rob Ryan, and they got rid of him, and he was the cause of all their problems. He went to New Orleans and took the worst defense in NFL history and turned them into a top 5 defense. So he couldn’t have been the problem.”“I had the best seat in the house when I watched the Saints get 40 first downs in one game. Forty. In one game. So it must be the players.”"
Yep – Shots fired.
With the loss of DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher probably won’t do much to help improve the ailing Cowboys defense, and Jenkins thinks that Jerry Jones didn’t do nearly enough in free agency to help solve the problems.
"“The offseason comes and you don’t do anything in free agency to get any big name players to come help you out, so I really don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel for this defense in improving when you got the same guys and the same coaches.”"
Yeah, he’s going to fit right in. Welcome to the NFC East, Malcolm.