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The Randy Moss to Dallas rumor is the rumor that just won’t die. Yesterday, I begged Brandon not to post about Moss. Now, here I am posting about Moss. I’m a huge hypocrite. But I ran across speculation in the LA Times:

There is widespread speculation about which franchises might compete for his service, among them Dallas, Green Bay, Indianapolis...

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It's generally believed the Cowboys could make salary-cap room for Moss by reworking some existing deals, and possibly postponing his big payday until 2010, which will be uncapped if team owners and the players' union fail to negotiate an extension to the collective bargaining agreement.

The notion of Terrell Owens on one side and Moss on the other would certainly strike fear in the hearts of opposing defensive coordinators.

And the Boston Herald:

Cowboys - Owner Jerry Jones is rich, so that’s not an issue. And Tony Romo is a Pro Bowl quarterback, so that would work, too. Don’t be surprised if Dallas puts on the full-court press. Jones already is on record saying he wants to make a splash this offseason, and the Cowboys thus far have been surprisingly quiet, beyond re-signing lineman Flozell Adams.

Please someone sign this guy quick.

Michael Turner ended up in Atlanta.

Hat tip to CowboyBawler4 for the news.

A cornerback I kind of had my eye on was Randall Gay. I wasn’t sure what kind of money he would command but I thought maybe the Cowboys would take a look. They never did and Gay just signed with the Saints.  

It’s become obvious the Cowboys are going to depend on the draft for at least one CB. In the first round Leodis McKelvin, Mike Jenkins, DRC and Aqib Talib are possibilities to be drafted. Now it just depends on who will be available once the Cowboys get on the clock, unless Dallas decides to trade up. There’s also some other guys like Antoine Cason and Justin King who could be had a little later in the draft.

Seriously, what were the Texans thinking when they signed Jacques Reeves to a $20 million contract?

Every so often in the run-up to the draft I’ll be posting mock drafts that I find across the Net. It doesn’t mean I endorse the picks in the draft, I just put them up for discussion. This one from The Football Expert has a twist:

  1. Dallas Cowboys (from CLE) – Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tennessee St.

DRC may have secured himself being drafted in the first round after a great combine, where he ran a 4.33 40 and measured easily over 6-1.  He has the size and speed that teams want in their CBs.  His knack has always been his level of competition, but that is no more a worry, DRC is for real and the Cowboys would be thrilled to have him.  Anthony Henry is getting older and may possibly move to safety, creating an opening opposite Terence Newman.  RB Felix Jones would be another option.

  1. Dallas Cowboys – James Hardy, WR, Indiana

Unless the Cowboys shock the world and pick up Randy Moss, the Cowboys look to be in need of a young receiver.  Mario Manningham looked to be the guy, but after a poor combine, his stock has taken a hit. However, Hardy's stock has benefited with a great combo.  He measured in at 6-6, and ran a solid 4.48 40.  He always creates a mismatch and should be a fun target for Tony Romo.

DRC, as everyone knows, I like, but I hadn’t seen James Hardy’s name for us anywhere. He looked good at the combine and is a tall guy, but is it a reach at #28?