The DMNs Jean-Jacques Taylor produces some choice crumbs in his Senior Bowl blog. Among them:
-- LaRoi Glover's agent Tom Condon was coy about discussing Glover's future with the Cowboys. But he did mention Glover is due a $1.5M signing bonus in March and is not the ideal fit for the team's scheme. For all of Greg Ellis' posturing, Glover seems the more likely candidate to be moved, IMO. He plays at a more valued position and we've seen Dallas show interest in Michigan's NT Gabe Watson, though the team has shown interest in many defensive linemen. More on that in a minute.
-- Taylor got a dissenting opinion on possible OC hire Chris Palmer from former Cowboys and Texans RT Ryan Young, who claims Palmer gave QB David Carr an unworkable scheme in Houston. I've read this complaint before and don't doubt it. The one thing I'll say to counter Young is that Palmer won't run the offense in Dallas. He might make recommendations, but the HC will have to approve them and call the plays. In other words, Bill Parcells won't allow Palmer or any other OC he hires to suffer from the Peter Principle.
The Ranch Report sports a photo of a Dallas rep speaking to Florida St. DE Kamerion Wimbley. He and fellow DE Manny Lawson have been the standout defensive players on the South squad. Both are "tweeners" with Wimbley measured and weighed at 6'3", 245 lbs. and Lawson at 6'5", 240. Their performances and Dallas' focus on Wimbley, at the very least, suggests that OLB is very much a first round priority.
-- Jerry Jones declared the Cowboys are "absolutely" interested in acquring a veteran kicker in the upcoming free agency period. I guess the Cardiac Cowboys routine wore thin on him too. Good to know, Jerry. Sign a good one.
-- Pro Football Weekly has been slow to post its annual reports but contradicts other reports I've read. Its writers say South OTs Eric Winston and Jonathan Scott have dropped, based on their practice performances. Virginia OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Ohio St. C Nick Mangold get the best reviews.