6 players you may have forgotten played for the Dallas Cowboys
By Randy Gurzi
5. Peerless Price, WR, 2005
Back in the early 2000s, the Buffalo Bills built an impressive passing attack led by former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe. After being replaced by Tom Brady, Bledsoe went to the divisional rival and threw for 4,359 yards in 2002 — his first season with the team.
Helping him make that happen was the talented duo of Eric Moulds and Peerless Price. However, Price — who had a breakout campaign with 1,252 yards and nine touchdowns — decided to cash in during the offseason as he joined the Atlanta Falcons.
With the Dirty Birds, Price wasn’t able to make it as the No. 1 wideout. He wasn’t terrible, but 1,413 yards in two seasons wasn’t what they paid him for. This led to his release and he then joined the Cowboys in 2005.
Reunited with Bledsoe in Dallas, there was an expectation for Price to become a proficient weapon again. That’s not what happened as he was buried on the depth chart behind Keyshawn Johnson, Terry Glenn, and Patrick Crayton. With hardly any opportunities, Price had just six receptions for 96 yards.
He was used as a punt returner as well but still had just 12 chances there and averaged a mere 5.3 yards per return. A once-feared deep threat, Price went in the wrong direction in a hurry and never gave the Cowboys what they hoped for.