Allow me to throw a temper tantrum for just a second. The free agency period is on full speed and the Cowboys aren’t much of a player at the moment. That isn’t what has me all riled up as much as who many experts have the Cowboys linked to as free agent targets.
I’m sick of hearing about guys that just won’t make a difference to this team at all. What good does it do us to sign players to positions that aren’t necessarily of need? Positions like linebacker and wide receiver seriously aren’t that big a deal.
Now before all you self-proclaimed experts jump on the attack wagon hear me out.
Why would we need a guy like Brian Urlacher? Sean Lee is more than capable of holding down the fort and if we are looking for depth then why not sign a guy like Ernie Sims who comes at a much cheaper price and is younger. Besides do you really think that Urlacher would come to fill a backup role? That is money that can be spent elsewhere especially considering our current salary cap predicament and the potential ramifications the team could be facing in the future.
Now let’s look at a guy like Josh Cribbs. Why would we even think about spending a cent on this guy? Has he really done enough to warrant any kind of big contract anywhere? Honestly, they say he would help our return game. Didn’t we just learn that Dwayne Harris is one heck of a return specialist and not to mention looks to be a viable option at the third receiver position? Besides the fact that Dwayne Harris can boast pretty much the same positives about his game, they look pretty much the same too, so why not let him have a go?
I’m sick of hearing about Harris, and Cole Beasley, and Danny Coale when these guys aren’t even being given a shot to prove themselves. If we were going to spend money on a receiver it had better be on a proven guy with stats to back himself up, not just some guy to throw in the mix with the rest of the lot.
Why is the front office not more concerned with the offensive or defensive lines or the secondary? Names like Donald Thomas and Louis Vasquez are being thrown around but there are no legitimate sources to verify that the team has even contacted these guys or even shown real interest.
Hopefully I’m completely wrong and Jerry will surprise us all, but as of right now it looks like the big wheels in Big D have their priorities completely out of order.