It isn't a secret that CB Janoris Jenkins and former Cowboys WR Dez Bryant are heated rivals between the hashes. They have exchange verbal bouts over Twitter, and of course, physical ones on the field.
But that doesn't mean Jenkins would be opposed to Bryant being his teammate next season. In fact, he has been trying to recruit him to New York.
The Cowboys decided to release the 29-year-old veteran receiver, and he has yet to find a new home in the NFL. Like many other players around the league, Jenkins has thought about the prospect of pairing Bryant up his team's wide receivers, which in this case includes Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram.
He likes what he sees.
Put Dez in that red, white and blue and watch him obj and the rest of them Boyz cause BIG Problems..- JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) April 22, 2018
Jenkins told the media Tuesday at the Giants' three-day minicamp that no matter their history, Bryant is still a good player that can help the team win games.
"He's a great player," Jenkins said. "It's not that I want him here, I just feel like depth is key in the NFL and whatever decision the organization makes, that's on them."
Giants WR Sterling Shepard saw Jenkins' tweets, and reiterated the notion that Bryant can still play at the highest level.
"Yeah, I've been seeing Jackrabbit online doing that," Shepard said. "Dez is a great player, but that's an organizational decision, so we'll leave it at that, too."
The 29-year-old Jenkins added that on the field and off the field are two completely different worlds, which is why he believes his past with Bryant wouldn't affect them being teammates.
"You have to understand between the lines is football," Jenkins explained. "Outside of football, you have to understand it's the NFL, we're all family, we're all brothers, everybody gets along and we're just competing at the moment."
The Giants have a void in their wide receiving corps after the release of veteran Brandon Marshall following a failed physical. The notion of Bryant getting his revenge on the Cowboys twice a year with the Giants picked up steam from there. However, a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the Giants weren't among the teams interested in Bryant at the moment.
Bryant has seen a decline in his production since Dak Prescott took over at quarterback following the retirement of Tony Romo. After three straight 1,000-yard seasons from 2012-14, Bryant hasn't reached that mark since then. His best numbers came last season where he totaled 838 yards and six touchdowns on 69 receptions.
With the Cowboys focused on the tandem of Prescott and star RB Ezekiel Elliott, Bryant was the casualty. But Jenkins believes he deserves the chance to prove to the Giants or whatever team he ends up signing with that he still has a few years left in him.
"He's a great player, man. Just because I did it doesn't mean it will continue for everybody," Jenkins, who has shut down Bryant in the past, said when asked if he could still produce in the NFL. "I just think everybody deserves a second opportunity and we'll see how that goes."