NFL Trade Rumor: Randy Moss Headed to the Dallas Cowboys?

Tim PetersonCorrespondent IFebruary 26, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 13:  Randy Moss #81 of the New England Patriots warms up against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Thinking big is a way of life for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. For proof, all one has to do is take a look at Jones’ colossal state-of-the-art football stadium—bigger is always better in Jerry’s world.

But after spending $1.2 billion on the Taj Mahal of Texas, Jones needs a Super Bowl winning-team to match.

The latest rumor being floated out there, not only elevates the Cowboys to NFC favorites, it rectifies a draft mistake made over decade ago by America’s team.

Here’s the deal: If the Patriots decide to let Randy Moss go after this season, it makes perfect sense for Jones to woo the 11-year veteran with an offer he can’t refuse.

Bring in that hired gun to give the Cowboys true star-power and a lethal threat on the outside.  What does Jones have to lose? Roy Williams isn’t exactly filling that void. Pairing Moss with young talents like Miles Austin and Jason Witten is a smart play.

In New England it sounds like Moss is all but gone after next year.

Speaking at a charity softball game, Moss said this, about his future with the Pats: "I don't think they are going to extend my contract here,” Moss told the Boston Globe .

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"I understand the beast, the nature of it. I think that just with what I think and what I know I don't think they're going to re-sign me back. So, after this season if there is not a lockout I'll be looking for a new team.” 

And that new team could certainly be in Dallas.

If this opportunity actually came to fruition, the salesman in Jones would have a hard time resisting the thought of bringing in a superstar like Moss.

And at 33-years of age Moss is still playing at a high level. In 2009, Moss started all 16 games, had 83-receptions and hauled in a team–high 13 touchdowns—and he did it with a separated shoulder for a good chunk of the season.

Do you think Tony Romo would want a deep threat with numbers like that?  Absolutely he would, and more importantly, so would Jerry Jones.

Moss isn’t without his baggage. We saw how he quit in Oakland and maybe he was late to a practice or two in New England. But that’s why he needs to go to a contender, where all he has to worry about is being the unstoppable deep threat.

He may be a diva, but he's still a productive one, at that.

And something that haunts the Cowboys to this day—is the fact that they passed on Moss in the ’98 draft. Instead, the team took defensive end Greg Ellis and Moss had to wait until the Vikings drafted at 21 before hearing his name. I think Randy remembers that.

No doubt Jones remembers how Moss feasted on the Cowboys Thanksgiving Day, just a few months later. The rookie phenom burned Dallas for three touchdowns in the Vikings blowout win.

Moss rubbed it in Jerry's face that day. 

How ironic it would for Moss to end his career in the place where he had his most memorable game of his spectacular rookie season.