It's official, Jerry Jones, Wade Phillips and Leonard Davis had a press conference to announce his signing. Jerry praised his natural ability and his size, and likes that he's only 28-years old. He also mentioned his flexibility. Talked about the huge expectations that are on Leonard because of where he was drafted.
Jerry called the offensive line a "must" position to be fixed.
Wade Phillips said the football part of the signing is the important part. Felt like they needed to look at the offensive line, signing Gurode was key, and signing Davis was a key. Called him an outstanding player, he can run block as good as anybody, he can play guard or tackle, and he's experienced.
Leonard Davis said he's thankful to play for the Cowboys. Watched them growing up and watched them play in Super Bowls. Enjoyed his time in Arizona, but it's a new chapter in his life. Expressed that he really wanted to play for the Cowboys, wants to win games which hasn't happened so far in his career. Said he's here to win games and win championships. It's an honor to play for the Cowboys.
Wade said he could play any position along the line except center. No specific position was mentioned to him when signing. Wade said they have to solidify the rest of the personnel before deciding where he will play and told Davis that during the negotiations. Leonard said he is willing to play either guard or tackle and doesn't have a preference. Said the whole offensive line in Arizona received more criticism than it deserved. He likes the Cowboys running game and its balanced offense. He thinks sometimes expectations can be unrealistic on players and felt like he did all he could in Arizona.