We should all remember the Adam Jones experiment and how we watched the man known as “Pacman” self-destruct in front of our eyes. Pacman was a gamble that Jerry Jones took with very little risk, but a gamble that failed to pay off. With Jerry Jones’ willingness to do everything in his power to win, I couldn’t help but ask myself if the team should gamble on another troubled cornerback.
It is being reported today by the St. Petersburg Times that Aqib Talib is “all but gone” from Tampa Bay and despite his past he would be a great addition to the Cowboys roster.
Talib would bring exceptional talent to the defensive backfield and allow the team to address other needs earlier in the draft. Talib has racked up 15 interceptions during his three year career and has improved each and every season.
The former first-round pick has quality experience from playing in the NFC South against the likes of Drew Brees and Matt Ryan and he’s often been responsible for shutting down the opposing team’s best receiver. Tampa Bay plays a mix of zone and man coverages, so Talib has the versatility to fit into any scheme.
I think there is no doubt that Talib would be a great signing for the Cowboys if they could get him for the right price once the lockout ends and he is released. The risk would be low and the pay-off with a talent like Talib’s could be extraordinary… and hey, if Jerry took a chance on Pacman he can take a chance on anyone.