In what has been a very pleasant day in Dallas Cowboys land, we now get word from Nick Eatman that offensive tackle Flozell Adams has signed a six-year deal with the team. This ensures Adams will retire as a Cowboy.
This news comes after the Cowboys decided to give Marion Barber a high tender of $2.8 million which means any team that wants him will have to cough up 1st and 3rd round picks. This is some insurance that Barber will remain a Cowboy for at least another year.
I am very surprised that Adams is signed. As I blogged earlier, I figured he was gone because the Cowboys organization said they were going to let him test free agency. The official site reported Adams would test free agency.
When it comes down to it, I am glad he is here to stay. Despite his penalties, he’s a force on the front line. He’s a Pro Bowler and he adds consistency.
Thanks to David for posting this news in the comment section first. Kudos to you!
The tender to Barber and signing of Adams complicates the Darren McFadden rumors though. Both players are likely to remain in Dallas. Rumors swirled that Barber was going to be part of a packaged deal to Miami for the first pick. Not sure that clicks anymore with reality.
Dallas could still trade its two first-round picks and Marcus Spears or Bobby Carpenter, for a top pick. The McFadden bandwagon is growing in popularity. I had an argument with a co-worker today who claims to be a Cowboys fan. He’d sell the franchise to get McFadden, which I think it outrageous. My argument that Barber is a proven running back in the NFL fell on deaf ears with him because “Barber hasn’t rushed for 1,000 yards and he is a back up.”
He’s the only back-up running back in the NFL to make it to the Pro Bowl. Every one of us knew he was the starter at heart, and that it was a poor coaching decision to keep trying Julius Jones, who was ineffective all year.