Adam Schefter of NFL Network says the Cowboys have interest in old man Joe Horn as a wide receiver. Read it here.
Mickey: First of all, to all of you who are jumping on this Joe Horn thing, I just listened to what NFL Network’s Adam Schefter said, and his exact word was the Cowboys were “debating” if adding the veteran wide receiver makes sense (another if coming) “if” the Terry Glenn thing does not work itself out. Lot of ifs there, especially since he’s still property of the Falcons. Now I’m told the “debate” wasn’t a long one, and that it’s highly unlikely the Cowboys would show any interest in the veteran receiver if he comes available. But here, here are some facts and you guys decide for yourselves. Horn is 36, heading into his 13th NFL season. In the past three seasons he’s caught 49 passes and 37 passes for New Orleans and then 27 last year in Atlanta. He’s totaled six touchdown receptions over those three years. Injuries cut into his 2006, and last season in New Orleans, but most felt he was healthy at season’s end. Yet new head coach Sean Payton kept him inactive for the playoffs and was more than ready to release him after the season. Certainly the Cowboys could lean on Payton for inside info on Horn. He then signed a deal with Atlanta guaranteeing him $7.5 million over the first two years of the deal, and while he started 12 games, Horn began taking a backseat to Roddy White (83 catches) and Laurent Robinson (37 catches), and then found himself running behind those two guys during the May minicamp. I’m assuming Jerry Jones, whose name came up in Bobby Petrino going to Arkansas, probably could lean on Petrino for more info on Horn, too. So what do you guys think? And please factor in Atlanta, if its sheds him, would be willing to eat a huge portion of the $7.5 million they guaranteed him last year. So why would they just throw money and cap space away? As for Glenn and Horn on the Cowboys, come on. I don’t think so. My receiving corps then would be 36, 35 and 34. Yikes. I’d treat this report very, very skeptically.