There is a good debate going on over at Hashmarks, who has a critical piece up today on Jerry Jones‘ decision to release embattled and oft-injured wide receiver Terry Glenn. I love me some Hashmarks, and I laughed at his “outer space” analogy, but I think he is being a bit too tough on Jerry.
First off, Glenn had his chance. Known for being a thorn, Glenn held out for months on signing a $500,000 injury waiver. I think his hold out soured a coaching staff counting on some young guys showing up with talent this season. I don’t think anyone was necessarily “counting” on Glenn as Hashmarks contends; sure, the Dallas Cowboys would have loved to have some output from Glenn. If anything, the fans were counting on Glenn. I know I was.
We’d be lying if there isn’t a slight hint of worry that we don’t have a true third wide out, but people seem to easily forget the success of the offense last year without crabapple Glenn. The Dallas Cowboys did just fine on offense last year, right? Are we missing something here? And who exactly has a good third wide receiver? Who has a better combo than Jason Witten-Terrell Owens-Marion Barber?
So, Glenn calls reporters and tells them that he has agreed to sign the injury waiver. He’s going to be a Cowboy. Then he is released. So, what really happened here? Did Glenn play the Cowboys and reporters? Did Glenn try to play the victim card here? Nice Try, Terry. Nice try.
The comments section at Hashmarks has some good debate. Some believe Jones was a bit harsh on Glenn. Again, Jones did not drag out this contract talk.
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