Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took to the radio airwaves of 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday as he normally does throughout the week, and he got a bit feisty when challenged about the leadership within his team’s locker room. Dallas is one of the worst teams in the NFL with one of the worst defenses to literally ever play the game, and the embarrassment level of that did not sit well with the man in charge.
Jerry pointed out during his Tuesday conversation that he has had “the last say” on all matters when it comes to the Cowboys since he bought the team in 1989 (a notion that nobody needed reminding of), so when he said that he expected personnel changes throughout the week it made sense to trust that.
We saw the Cowboys trade Everson Griffen away to the Detroit Lions on Tuesday (judging by Everson’s likes on Twitter he seemed rather happy to get away) and Wednesday started off with more of the same. The Cowboys are looking to move some players, one way or the other.
The Cowboys will release Dontari Poe and Daryl Worley on Wednesday if they cannot be traded
As it is Wednesday the Cowboys will return to work and begin preparations for this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It seems safe to assume that neither Dontari Poe nor Daryl Worley will be among those in attendance for practice.
How do we know this? Early Wednesday morning it was reported by NFL Network that the Cowboys will release both players on Wednesday if they are unable to trade them.
The #Cowboys have informed DT Dontari Poe and CB Daryl Worley they’ll be released if Dallas can’t trade them today, per sources. Big changes continue for Dallas D.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 28, 2020
This is a tale as old as time. When a team is dissatisfied with a player and want to move on they obviously would like to net something out of it as opposed to not doing so, like the Cowboys did with Everson Griffen. In an ideal world the Cowboys would turn these two free agent signings into draft capital, but it seems unlikely given the way that they have played through almost half of a season.
The Cowboys have definitely missed the mark on many of their free agent signings. Gerald McCoy was obviously the biggest name that the team brought in and unfortunately that did not do well, but only because of injury. While Griffen came much later in the process he was the second-highest profile and we know how that ended. Poe and Worley join the likes of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as other names that didn’t amount to much with a star on their helmet.
We will see whether or not the Cowboys can convince someone to pay enough to maintain priority for either of these players. Changes are happening. Sort of.