Greg Ellis is fearing his status with the Dallas Cowboys, which are rumored to be looking at acquiring Dolphins disgruntled defensive end Jason Taylor.
Cowboys fans here have made a strong case on why acquiring Taylor by trading away Ellis (and who knows what else) is a good move for the Cowboys. In fact, after reading some of the arguments made here, my own opinion on why I thought it might not be a good move has slightly changed.
With that said, I think Ellis is well aware of the fact that he could be out of Dallas and sent to a team that won one game last year. That wouldn’t make anyone happy, and I don’t care with whom you are reunited.
Monday on Michael Irvin’s radio show, Ellis made it clear that he is not unhappy in Dallas. He said he spoke with head coach Wade Phillips and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart, describing the talks as “pleasant.”
“I just wanted Wade to know, since the media has been speculating, I wanted him to know that I am not unhappy here,” Ellis said. “It’s not a problem. I told him, ‘While you’re trying to do whatever you are trying, just understand that I owe it to myself that I’m in shape and standing out there in practice isn’t going to allow me to do that.’”
Ellis also elaborated on his concerns about practice.
“I know they have to get a look at Anthony . . . he’s a first-round pick. And I understand that,” Ellis said. “But at the same time, I have to make sure I get myself ready. And three or four reps at practice is not going to do that. I have to make sure I’m giving my chance the best season I can, pass-rushing wise, football-wise and of course, conditioning wise.”
I don’t know folks, but the writing might already be on the wall. With Dallas signing Terrell Owens last night, clearing up millions in cap room, acquiring Jason Taylor seems more and more like reality than fiction.