In the first addition of my new series Who Should Stay/Who Should Go, I will be breaking down who I think the Cowboys should keep and who they should move on from. In this series I will be talking about free agents and players who are currently under contract. The first player I will be discussing is Terence Newman.
Coming into this season there was a lot of talk about whether Terence Newman could be the Newman of old; at times this season he looked like he might be. However, then the Giants game happened, and Terence looked like he had never played the game of football. He looked slow in coverage, and he got embarrassed twice trying to make tackles. I mean I have seen hurdles make a better effort at tackling a guy than Newman did. The Cowboys secondary this season was awful, with Mike Jenkins’ inability to stay healthy, and Newman looking old and slow. I know that Newman is not a free agent and there is a highly unlikely chance that he gets traded to anyone, so the only thing to do would be to cut him.
I know cutting a veteran like Newman may be an unpopular choice but it is something that has to be done if the Cowboys are going to improve what was an awful defense. Newman has been a liability to the Cowboys for the past few seasons; it is finally time for the Cowboys and Jerry Jones to cut their ties to the veteran. I know that this is just my own personal
opinion and there are many out there who will not agree with this, but the sooner we cut Newman loose, the sooner we can move in a different and hopefully more successful direction.
I was a big Newman fan when the Cowboys got him and I was really happy and pleased when the Cowboys were able to resign him. I thought he was going to keep the secondary under control and be a lock down guy for the Cowboys for years. However, with injuries and old age Newman has lost a step in the past few seasons, and it has really hurt the Boys. Newman’s performance in the regular season finale was just too painful to repeat and go through again next season. I think now is the best time to say good bye to Terence and move in a younger and more successful direction.