Cooley doesn't have the ability to single-handedly replace Davis, otherwise he would have had an NFL job through these last two months. With that being said, this was a no-brainer when you consider how hard it was for the team and the fans to say goodbye to such a steady locker-room presence back in August.
He prophetically said last month that it would take something like this to return, according to Maske's report:
"The way it looks to me is if something happens here, they would love to have me," Cooley said at the time. "If Fred gets hurt or something like that, I think I'd be the guy they sign. I think that."
The 30-year-old is supposed to go through a physical today before signing.
From Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The Cowboys might have dodged a bullet with Phil Costa's ankle injury.
From Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News: Ditto for Sean Lee and his toe injury. Lee expects to play against the New York Giants in Week 8.
From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Tom Coughlin won't discuss what appeared to be a heated exchange between he and Ahmad Bradshaw during Sunday's game.
From Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News: The Giants are throwing heaps of praise at Robert Griffin III.
From Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News: The Eagles are about to get Mike Patterson back at practice.
From USA Today's Jarrett Bell: Joe Gibbs delivered a pregame message on Sunday...to the Dallas Cowboys?
From CSN Washington's Rich Tandler: Robert Griffin III. A rookie who isn't really a rookie.