4. The glide of Deion Sanders
Speaking of the 1990s, I was recently rewatching some old Dallas games and highlights. After all these years, I’ve forgotten how easily Deion Sanders moved on to the football field.
If you go back to old “Primetime” highlights, especially his punt returns, you’ll know what I mean. Somehow, Deion Sanders made real football speed look video game-like.
Watching Deion Sanders again made me feel like he was cheating the camera. Or maybe the broadcast sped him up. Sanders was truly a special athlete and watching him again makes you appreciate the cornerback position. He was truly one of a kind.
5. Cam Newton halted
We are days away from June, yet quarterback Cam Newton is still living in the free agency neighborhood. The six-foot-five, Atlanta native, was the former first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
He turned 31 earlier this month in May. He played for the Carolina Panthers from 2011 to 2019. Newton earned three Pro Bowl trips (2011, 2013, 2015). He won the NFL Most Valuable Player award in 2015.
For his career, Newton played in 125 regular-season games. He has earned nearly 30,000 passing yards, 182 touchdowns to 108 interceptions, with a final quarterback rating of 86.1.
Additionally, he has scrambled for nearly 5,000 rushing yards and entered the endzone 58 times as a runner. He averaged 5.1 yards a pop.
This isn’t a plea for Cam Newton to come to Dallas should things not work out with the Dak Prescott situation. Still, he’s only 31. If plan “A” doesn’t work out, the Dallas Cowboys have a nice fallback option in quarterback Andy Dalton.
Again, Cam Newton just turned 31. As we inch closer to football camp and the regular season overall, will Newton’s price come down behind the scenes? Will it matter?