Mickey Spags laments the loss of La'Roi Glover in his latest article. I can sympathize with the Mick on this one. For a few years there Glover was the best player on the Cowboys. The switch to the 3-4 defense sealed his fate, along with a fat contract. Even though I sympathize with the Mick, Glover's release made sense; the Cowboys saved a lot of money instead of spending it on a part-time player and La'Roi Glover gets to return to a 4-3 defense and become a starter again.
One thing the Cowboys can't make up for so easily is Glover's presence in the locker room. Jason Ferguson, this is your line to anchor, you're the veteran, time to get it done.
From the article:
"But what we did in the draft and some of the young players we've got, makes it a sound decision for us."
Jones knows he paid an $8 million signing bonus to Ferguson last year to play nose tackle, and we know Bill Parcells' aversion to under-sized defensive linemen and linebackers. Plus, the Cowboys are counting on last year's rookie free agent Thomas Johnson to give them some nose support, along with Stanley, selected in the sixth round.