The Dallas Cowboys released linebacker Greg Ellis, who spent 11 seasons with the silver and blue.
And I'm hearing the whispers in many blogs:
Yes, Ellis had in recent years been public with his displeasure over his playing time, but when he did play, he was a solid player. Six times he led the Cowboys in sacks, including five straight years. He's eighth all time on the Cowboys' all-time sack list at 77.
Yes, Randy Moss is a talented wide receiver who has all the tools. But keep in mind that 20 teams passed on Moss in that first round due to his well-documented legal issues. He's admitted to drug use and once famously said he took plays off. Is it a coincidence he's on his third team?
Perhaps playing for Bill Belichick has been an attitude adjustment for him, but considering his run-ins with the law and that suspension for dousing a referee with a bottle of water, I really don't think Dallas erred in taking Ellis. Yes, with Dallas' current situation it looks like they could've used a wide receiver.
While some think of what could have been if Dallas had taken Moss, I have to ask: What guarantee do we have that Moss would've turned out brilliantly? What guarantee do we have he wouldn't have been cut due to disciplinary problems?
I must admit, though, that in light of taking chances with Adam Jones and Tank Johnson, it does seem odd Dallas passed on Moss.