You can count me as a happy Dallas Cowboys fan who is relieved Terrell Owens is no longer with us. I wish him the best in Buffalo, NY. I appreciate how hard he worked while being a Cowboy. I could never quite accept him completely. His "ME" attitude 24/7 was just too much to stomach. Tony Romo will no longer feel pressured to throw to T.O and thus will not throw as many interceptions.
We lost a couple of good players in Free Agency this year and here is my take on our wins and losses and every thing in between. We released Safety Roy Williams and Defensive End Chris Canty signed with NY Giants (yuck).
It also seems likely OLB Kevin Burnett will sign with the San Diego Chargers. Burnett is a good and solid outside linebacker who covers running backs and tight ends well being a fast linebacker. Our Special teams unit might take a hit (pun intended) if ace Keith Davis signs elsewhere and his departure would also thin our depth at safety.
Here are our free agent signings:
Igor Olshansky RDE- Igor (former San Diego Charger) will replace Chris Canty and I feel this was a very good pick up. He has similar stats compared to Canty but costs roughly half of what Canty will make in NY he can also be a better pass rusher. Grade :B+
Keith Brooking (Atlanta Falcons) will replace Zach Thomas as ILB and he played under Wade Phillips in Atlanta and is a solid but old stop -gap type linebacker. A plus- considered to be a good "locker -room" personality something we need and could emerge as a leader on the defense. Grade : C+
Gerald Sensabaugh (Jacksonville Jaguars) should have a good shot at replacing Roy Williams as Strong Safety. Although Jerry Jones and company are happy to have signed the talented player, they only gave him a 1 year contract due to a few off the field issues with small firearms.
Grade : C. Sensabaugh will have to prove himself on and off the field to become a Dallas Cowboy in the future.
More evaluations to come in the next several weeks.