Archive for February, 2008

Flozell Adams Stays… Jason Ferguson Leaving

The Cowboys are bringing left tackle Flozell Adams back.

Flo and his agent Jordan Woy spent a lot of the day at Valley Ranch working with Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones, face to face, to get a deal done.

Flozell has been a Cowboy too long and has a lot of business interests so he didn’t want to leave.

Dallas Morning News Cowboys beat man, Todd Archer, tells me Flo will sign for 13 million and get around 42 to 43 million over six years.

To get a deal done the Cowboys plan to trade nose tackle Jason Ferguson to the Miami Dolphins. The club has Jay Ratliff and Tank Johnson so Fergie became the odd man out. The Cowboys needed to clear some cap space.

I don’t know what the Cowboys will get back for Fergie, but he’s worth a draft pick.

Newy Scruggs
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Cowboys Plan To Keep Marion Barber

The Cowboys have placed the $2.562 million tender on restricted free-agent running back Marion Barber, which would require a team to give up first- and third-round picks to sign him.

I just don’t see a club giving up two draft picks for a guy who has never been a full time starter in the NFL.

The Cowboys should be able to get a long term deal done with Barber, but he still needs to prove he can carry the load before they go him 25 million dollars and be left scratching their heads like they are with Roy Williams right now.

They still need to draft a running back because Barber has never been a full time runner in the pros or in college.

Newy Scruggs
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Kidd Needs To Man Up

Tonight the Spurs host Jason Kidd and the Mavericks.

Time for Mr. Kidd to bring his A game and lead the Mavs to a win. This is why they paid so much to get him.

I hate to sound like I’m not being realistic about his adjustment period, but it is what it is.

Man up Kidd and get a win in the Alamo City.

Newy Scruggs
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TSN Loves The Stars Trade

The Stars could be playing on NBC 5 this year for the Stanley Cup. TNS.ca has some great interviews and analysis on the Brad Richards trade to the Stars.

Richards is a good scorer from Tampa Bay. He waived his no trade clause to come to Big D.

They also have some cool video clips as well. This is a top Web site and full of great hockey information.

NHL on TSN Analysis

Mike Milbury on Richards: “This is a guy that could turn it on. He’s a perfect fit for the Dallas Stars.This is a terrific move, although there is some work to be done in getting Richards back to what he was.”

Matt Barnaby on Richards: “That’s what they were lacking last year, that secondary scoring.”

Newy Scruggs
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Stars Trade For 2004 Conn Smythe Winner

Big time trade by the Stars today. They add some big time offense from 27-year old Brad Richards.

I like this deal. So did Richards:

“For whatever reason, things haven’t worked out here the last couple of years… I think I need to get refreshed with a new beginning,” he said on a phone interview with TSN. “Dallas was a team I had an eye on because they showed interest… I am happy it’s done with now and I can move on.”

Read the rest at ESPN.com.

Newy Scruggs
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Yao Ming Out For Season

Life just got easier for the West. Houston has lost center Yao Ming for the season with a broke left foot.

The Houston Chronicle picks it up from here.

Newy Scruggs
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Randy Moss To The Cowboys?

Could Jerry Jones be ready to make up for the 1998 draft? Is he ready to sign “The Freak” Randy Moss after passing on him in the 98 draft and taking Greg Ellis instead?

There are Internet reports out there floating this stuff.

Jones has said he wants to “wow” people when free agency starts. He also said he wants to make his offense higher octane.

I spoke with some Cowboys beat writers and they told me Javon Walker is a target for the Cowboys as well. He will not return to the Broncos.

Will T.O. cry if another player is getting his balls?

Stay tuned. The 2008 Cowboys could be fun to watch.

Newy Scruggs