When asked the question about getting up to play the Jets' wide receivers, Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins wasn't trying to be disrespectful to New York's duo of Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress, and certainly not wanting to provide bulletin-board material.
But Jenkins wasn't going to say he treats this group any different than the other receivers he will face on a weekly basis.
"Nah, it's the same challenge every week," Jenkins said on Monday. "I don't treat anyone different. I don't put anyone on a pedestal. You have to play everyone the same."
Just playing at all will be good news for Jenkins, who is expected to start at right cornerback Sunday night against the Jets. He has missed the entire preseason with a nagging neck/stinger injury.
Although Jenkins has been cleared to practice for the last two weeks, there has been no physical contact.
"Any time you get an injury, it's frustrating," Jenkins said. "But I'm confident that I should be Ok. I know I will. I've been practicing pretty much every day the last two weeks. I just haven't played in the game."
This week, Jenkins said he will push himself more than usual in preparation for Sunday's game, knowing he hasn't had physical contact since last year.
"Conditioning wise, I want to go hard every play and push myself to the limit," Jenkins said. "I want to make sure I'm right physically and mentally."
And as for playing against Holmes and Burress, Jenkins said he's getting a pretty good test himself during practice.
"I'm getting it in right now against my players – Miles, Dez," Jenkins said. "That's enough for me."