While the first week of free agency brought with it some new players for the Dallas Cowboys (plus some re-signings) it also was the end of the road for some players that have been with the team.
The Cowboys moved on from from Donovan Olumba and Daniel Wise this past week, much to the dissatisfaction of many fans. It’s not hard to find people that have pounded the proverbial table for Olumba and the size that he brings at cornerback. He seemed like a match made in heaven for Kris Richard (oh how things change).
It didn’t take long for Olumba to find a new home as he is the newest member of the Cleveland Browns. The cornerback took to social media to express his thoughts on having to change teams and how difficult it is to move on from the relationships you make in football.
Confirming #Browns have agreed to terms with former #Cowboys CB Donovan Olumba— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 21, 2020
as a player you understand it's a business. The hardest thing about going to a different team is the relationships you build with your teammates, coaches, and ppl associated with the organization, trainers, equipment ppl, etc then you leave them.— Donovan Olumba (@olumbadx) March 21, 2020
It’s not like the Cowboys haven’t been focused on the cornerback position this week. As of now their group includes Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, Anthony Brown, CJ Goodwin, and Maurice Canady. Perhaps the vision of Mike McCarthy and Mike Nolan does not fit a long-armed cornerback like Donovan Olumba well.
With new people in charge of the Cowboys we are all still learning what they do and don’t like. For so long we’ve grown accustomed to the flavors that Jason Garrett and Co. preferred, clearly Mike McCarthy is at the very least a little bit different.
The Cowboys are not opposed to moving on from cornerbacks that fans love as they moved on from Charvarius Ward just ahead of the 2018 season. He went on to have success with the Kansas City Chiefs and is now a Super Bowl champion on top of it all.
All the best to Donovan Olumba in Cleveland.