Louisville, KY May 7, 2015 (Analyzed Sports) By: Charron Elliott
Jerry’s World Open to Second Chances
For those who may not know the history of the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, he is a man who takes a lot of risk. Throughout his span with Dallas he has been noted to sign players who most NFL teams would pass on due to off the field issues. Those Dallas Cowboys of the 90’s were filled with a roster of players who may be viewed as controversial, even Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin had his troubles with the law. However Jerry Jones has always been open to second chances in Dallas.
This off-season Jones went out and signed Greg Hardy, a former Carolina Panthers defensive end, who had gotten arrested for domestic violence and assault in May of last year. Jones knew Hardy would be punished by the NFL for his actions by the NFL, but that didn’t stop him from making Hardy a member of the Cowboys. Hardy since then has been suspended for the first ten games of the NFL regular season and his contract with the Cowboys is worth a little over a $11 million for one year.
Then in the NFL Draft the Cowboys selected outside linebacker Randy Gregory, as their 2nd round pick. Gregory, who played college football at Nebraska, is viewed by many as a player who could have went in the first round of the draft. However due to failing multiple drug tests at the NFL combine, a lot of teams passed up on Randy Gregory thus leading him to be the 60th overall pick in the NFL draft. Gregory most recently got a tattoo of a star to show how thankful he was that the Cowboys took a chance on him.
Lastly, Thursday the Dallas Cowboys signed La’el Collins, an undrafted offensive tackle out of LSU. Collins was a player who many felt could have been drafted in the 1st round as well, but he is still .being questioned by police in Baton Rouge about the murder of his ex girlfriend and her son. The murder happened on April 24th and Collins isn’t considered a possible suspect for the crime. Collins contract is worth $1.65 million over three years.
So what should we expect this season from the Dallas Cowboys? Well considering the fact that Greg Hardy will have to sit out ten games, hopefully Randy Gregory passes his drug tests, and La’el Collins has his named cleared, then the sky will be the limit for the Dallas Cowboys team. Collins will help out an already talented Cowboys offensive line and Hardy and Gregory will help out on defense. If all goes well then the “Bad Boys” of Dallas will have a legitimate chance to win a lot of games this season. Also Jerry Jones has a chance to keep the trust of some Cowboys fans and regain the trust of others.
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