Why did we do this? I thought Oglesby was a lot better than Alan Ball?? I was never impressed by Ball.
With the Cowboys needing to make room on the 53-man roster for special teams ace Keith Davis, who agreed to terms with the team over the Labor Day weekend, they released cornerback Evan Oglesby Tuesday afternoon. The Cowboys did have one extra cornerback, and it seemed the decision would come down to either Oglesby or Alan Ball. The Cowboys obviously decided to keep last year's seventh-round pick, an improved special teams player.
This is the hard part about life in the NFL. One minute you're on the 53-man roster, praciticing with the team on Monday getting ready for the season opener. Then the next, there is Oglesby, walking out of the locker room with all his Cowboys' earthly belonging stashed in a large plastic garbage bag out of a job. The third-year corner from Noth Alabama was understandably down when I bumped into him on the way out, always a tad uncomfortable to run into someone who just lost his job.
Oglesby had just said his goodbyes to the guys in the equipment room, then looked at me to say, "You'll hear about me somewhere else."
The move clears the way for the Cowboys to actually sign Davis on Wednesday in time for their next practice. Davis, the Cowboys former special teams captain had signed an unrestricted free-agent deal with Miami in the off-season before the Dolphins released the sixth-year safety last week. This, though, is unlikely the final roster adjustment. The Cowboys could also make a move at the end of the week if they feel the necessity to add a wide receiver to the injury-depleted roster. And with NFL veteran Brooks Bollinger visiting on Tuesday, there would seem a possibility of signing the quarterback as their third guy next week when vested veteran contracts are not guaranteed.