3. Geez! Rolando McClain was just a thought!
I took some fire after publishing my last article. After a good cup of herbal tea, I recovered just fine.
The Cowboys still need depth at the linebacker spot. And while the Cowboys have a propensity to win on second chance encounters, third chances aren’t likely. A McClain deal isn’t going to rock the Cowboys, but I also can’t hide my hope for his type of talent.
Now, I sip some good hot tea. Bye McClain.
4. Tony Romo
Surprise: Tony Romo is still with the Cowboys. And while it feels wrong to hold on to the quarterback, Dallas is doing what’s best for the team. I can’t knock them for that.
Sure, there’s a scenario that number nine is still on the roster as summer rolls around. Maybe owner and general manager Jerry Jones wants him around a little longer, you know, just for himself. Or maybe they’ll just flat-out release him.
Either way, I think it’s right to get something in return, and waiting is okay. There will be a team who needs a quarterback — we just don’t when.
5. Wilcox or Church?
Like the Morris Claiborne deal, I thought the Cowboys would at least retain one of their starting safeties. Now that the two have found homes in Florida, Dallas is left with little who have starting job experience.
Jeff Heath figures to get some looks at strong safety. The 25-year-old showed some flashes, but I am not comfortable with him as the long-term solution.
This draft is stocked with defensive backs. The entire Cowboys defensive backfield will look totally different next year, and that’s not a bad thing.
6. The Cowboys sign that Moore
Welcome to the Dallas Cowboys, Damontre Moore. Your third-round tender in 2013 comes with high hopes.
Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli doesn’t have a war daddy to play with, but the defensive guru gets the most out of his guys. You’d have to think Marinelli put his stamp of approval down. Look for the coach to get more out of Moore in 2017.
Moore could raise some eyebrows by sacking his former teammate, Eli Manning. That would be a terrific start to his career in Dallas.