By: Joe D.
As we all know, Flozell Adams was released on April 2, 2010. Answers about who would replace Adams have ranged from Doug Free, Jared Gaither via trade, or via the draft (Anthony Davis, Bryan Bulaga, Rodger Saffold, Vladamir Ducasse, etc.). Within the last week, it was presumed that the Cowboys were considering trading for Jammal Brown. So certainly this raises questions about whether it was prudent to cut a player who was a known quantity in a salary cap free year.
However, what is entirely ignored is that fact that Adams remains unsigned. Entering Adam’s third month as a free agent, he seemingly has had as many suitors as he has had salads for dinner. There are 32 starting left tackle positions in the NFL. Does anyone believe Adams is better than the 33rd best tackle? Apparently NFL general managers do not hold that opinion. Even though Doug Free has only played 3/4′s of a game at left tackle and it is unknown how he will perform in the 2010 season, it is without question that Adams dominant playing days are behind him.
Adams was drafted in 1998 and was one of the best draft picks of the post-Johnson/pre-Parcells era. Father time has a near perfect record with the exception of Favre. Adams was more than a serviceable tackle and while he won’t be considered one of the great Cowboys, he played great at times.