The Dallas Cowboys have continued to ‘just say no’ to many of the big name players that have come into free agency in the last few years. No matter how many people try the same old tricks to get the team to spend money of name players, they just look the other way.
This is nothing new, it seems as though when anyone of recognition is available, people want the Cowboys to sign them. It not only goes for fans, but players as well.
Dez Bryant joined the ranks of the masses last weekend by calling on his organization to sign Darrelle Revis, who remains a free agent.
@Revis24 Dallas? ….I promise you are going to love what we got going on around here..your attitude fits our culture…waiting…..
We’ve been through this before, though and at length. The Cowboys prefer to sign their own free agents rather than spend money on other teams’ hand me downs. The name of the player rarely matters, nor does his cost. And in this case, Revis’ age (he’ll be 32 this season) is a major deterrent.
However, might Revis better the exception? The veteran corner brings with him a resume that is long on experience, something the current group of Cowboys corners lack, and exceptional pedigree. Dallas’ cornerbacks consists of two veterans, Orlando Scandrick and Nolan Carroll, a second year man in Anthony Brown and at least two rookies with solid potential.
Is that enough to keep the team away from sniffing around Revis? After all, this is usually the time the Cowboys dip back into the free agent waters for a key veteran or two. Especially now that they have the Tony Romo cap-space burning a hole in their pocket.
So, what should the team do? Revis’ experience certainly helps, he has much more of it than anyone not named Scandrick or Carroll, and he would be a better addition than keeping someone like Leon McFadden or Marquez White on the roster. And if Revis is chasing another ring or a legacy of some sort, he can bring back his reputation in the spotlight in Dallas. His performance has dipped in the last few years, what better way to prove that he can still play than by showing up with the Cowboys.
While Revis is tempting, the Cowboys just don’t need the headache; he’s been a pain in the rear end at every stop in the league. He might be able to still play, but he was not the same Darrelle Revis last season, which could be a sign of permanent decline. The Cowboys also have good depth with a young secondary, they don’t need anyone slowing their learning curve. It’s better to get Brown, Awuzie and Lewis on the field for the future, than to trot out Revis for a year or two.
Besides, the Cowboys have made their feelings on free agents clear, they don’t want them. Most people still haven’t caught on, even members of the team. It’s a nice thought, but the Dallas Cowboys are likely going to pass on Darrelle Revis.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
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