From Billie Joe Dupree, to Doug Cosbie, to Jason Witten; Dallas has had its share of good tight ends. But the best was probably Jay Novacek. Cast among a star-studded group from the 90's dynasty, Novacek was the safety net. I can't even count the number of times on 3rd down Aikman would dump the ball to Novacek for a 1st down.
So what's Jay up to now? He's a rancher in Nebraska.
Novacek is chilling with the family, hosting visitors to the ranch for all kinds of outdoor activities. He also does autograph shows, speaking engagements and has a football camp. Sounds like Jay is doing alright since retiring from football.
Novacek had this to say about his days in Dallas:
Count on the Cardinals to not recognize an All-Pro TE sitting on their roster. That's why they're the Cardinals.
I'm starting to think the Cowboys may just take a WR with their first pick. I was on the OLB train since the season ended, but with the way TNT's contracts are set-up, we may need a stud WR next year. And I'd like to have one with at least a year's experience should either member of TNT not come back in 2007. Chad Jackson or Santonio Holmes might be the ticket. The guys at the RanchReport.com (sub. required) are thinking this way, too.
Jackson could be the best available player while also allowing the Cowboys to address a future need.
Read all about the Cowboys return to San Antonio for training camp starting in 2007.