IRVING, Texas --Cornerback Mike Jenkins' four-game absence with a hamstring injury has easily been the longest of his four-year NFL career.
A limited participant Wednesday, Jenkins is a step closer to returning this week at Arizona and helping his team push for their first division title since 2009.
"Felt pretty good," he said after practice. "They probably want to see a little more out of me before they really give me the OK, but I felt pretty good today."
In addition to working in the slot, Orlando Scandrick has moved outside to Jenkins' right corner spot in the base defense. Alan Ball and Frank Walker have seen bumps in playing time as well over the last month.
"It's hard, especially winning, you want to be a part of that," Jenkins said. "Right now I just want to get back in and help the team excel to the end of the season and hopefully the postseason."
Returning this week would mean at least a part-time matchup with Cardinals star receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Right now, Jenkins is more concerned with staying mentally in tune this week as he physically gets healthier.