The ball-hawking Malcolm Jenkins
is already making waves in his new home, the NFC East. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
During free agency, the Philadelphia Eagles added former New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins to improve their secondary. While Jenkins has yet to play a down for the team, he is already making some waves by sounding off on the Eagles' division rivals.
Jenkins held no prisoners during a recent session with the media, where he took a shot at the New York Giants for not improving their rosters enough and called out Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III for his reckless style of play.
The Cowboys, however, took the brunt of his toughest criticism.
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Dallas enters the new season without any of its 2013 starters along the offensive front, but the same coaching staff. Without any big name signings by Dallas outside of Henry Melton, who is coming off of a torn ACL, Jenkins made it clear that he doesn't see any improvement in the Cowboys' immediate future.
“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,” Jenkins said on NFL Network, via Philly.com.
Jenkins will never go head-to-head with the Cowboys defense, but if his assessment is correct, then the Eagles offense should be able to move the ball at will against Dallas.
In fact, in Jenkins' eyes, it looks like the Eagles should be the clear favorite to win the NFC East.