The Miami Dolphins are in need of a WR but make no mistake, even at a league minimum salary, Terrel Owens will not be coming to Miami. Perish the thought. It’s never going to happen. You know how they always say, “never say never”? This time, you can say never. The Dallas Cowboys last night announced that they have released the oft troubled WR. (The title was changed out of respect for the Miami Herald)
Jerry Jones has failed once again. His meddling into team personnel has drove many coaches away. Bill Parcells hated the signing of T.O. when he walked out of Philly disgruntled and a huge locker room cancer. It took him 3 years before he became that same tumor in the Cowboys locker room, on the field, and off the field. It’s because Bill Parcells hates prima donna’s that the 35 year old will NEVER play in Miami.
This of course also means that any chance the Dolphins had of swinging another lopsided deal that could bring WR Miles Austin to the Phins is all but dead. With the Cowboys having only 3 starters left at WR, they themselves may go looking for another. Miles Austin will join Roy Williams brought in by trade last season that sent the Boyz’ number 1 pick to Detroit, and Patrick Crayton who signed a contract extension last year.
The salary cap implications in the TO release are interesting because they almost mimic the situation the Dolphins are in with Ernest Wilford. TO will now cost the Cowboys over 9 million dollars in dead cap space while only freeing up around 680,000. The Cowboys save about 3 mill in actual money due to a roster bonus that TO will not receive. The Dolphins face a similar situation with Wilford. Should they keep him on the roster, his cap number hovers around 3 million but if they cut him the cap hit goes to around 6.
While Dallas parted with TO, the Phins did some entertaining. Making the first visit to Miami was not CB Bryant McFadden or Leigh Bodden but Eric Green from Arizona.
Green was, and I say was, the starter for the Cardinals last season but lost his starting gig due to better play by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He ended the regular season as the 3rd CB and didn’t play in the playoffs.
The Phins also worked out De’Cody Fagg earlier in the week. A high WR prospect last year, Fagg tore both knee ligaments and dislocated his patella (knee cap) in last years Combine. The Phins did not offer him a contract.