Dallas Cowboys Will Release 11-year Veteran Greg Ellis

Greg Ellis‘ 11 years in Dallas are over. He had a topsy-turvy career in Dallas, but he was at times a force to be reckoned with.

Ellis, who is eighth on the Cowboys all-time sack list with 77, did not attend practice with the team this week. He spoke with owner Jerry Jones and then shortly after Jones told the press—a rare moment of clarity before it is official–that Ellis is pretty much going to move on.

Ellis had his own problems in Dallas. Although a trade would be the best option for the Cowboys, it is likely no team will bite because owners know he’ll be on the cheaper free market soon. Anthony Spencer will finally take over the starting role opposite of DeMarcus Ware.

Hands down, Ellis is currently a better player than Spencer, but that hopefully changes this season. Spencer has speed and is much younger than Ellis, who has had his fair share of injury problems.

But the biggest issue with Ellis is probably his mouth and pessimistic attitude. If the Cowboys are truly cleaning house of bad attitudes, then Ellis was among that group. He’d often do his complaining after the season. He’d always want more money. He didn’t seem like he loved being a Dallas Cowboy.

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