According to reports out of Baltimore, the Dallas Cowboys have already inquired, and possibly even offered a contract to Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. Maybe it is pure speculation, but there is something that makes this very, very interesting.
Remember who Terrell Owens originally signed with before coming to the Eagles and eventually to the Dallas Cowboys? It was the Baltimore Ravens, who were desperately seeking a star wide out for their woeful offense. Fast forward four years and now it seems they have a franchise quarterback when they didn’t in 2004.
If the Ravens even have slight interest in Owens, then the two teams could exchange the contracts because the amount the Cowboys allegedly are planning to offer Lewis was leaked to be at about a three-year deal worth $27 million to $30 million with $25 guaranteed. It sure sounds like the contract Owens got when he became a Cowboy.
But do the Cowboys need another star talent on this team of immense talent that missed the playoffs? If it is Ray Lewis, I think they do, especially if it means releasing Owens or trading him. Lewis is one of the strongest team leaders in the game. He’s got a ring and he’s fought through horrible season, only to rebound and lead one of the NFL’s best defenses. The Cowboys could use a guy like Lewis in the locker room, and shed some of the talent on the team that poses more problems than solutions.
Stay tuned, folks.