July 2008 - Dallas Cowboys Wiretap
Dallas Still Interested In Chris Simms
The Cowboys remain interested in trading for QB Chris Simms if the Bucs will lower their asking price of a midround draft pick. The Cowboys are believed to have communicated their interest in May but the Bucs have insisted on a third- or fourth-round pick. Simms has taken limited or no reps in seven-on-seven and team drills since starter Jeff Garcia arrived in training camp Monday. "I understand the situation," Simms said Tuesday. "I don't know what the plan is, but I understand the situation."
Tank In Great Shape After Going Through Offseason Program
Tank Johnson is in the best shape he has been in two years because he was allowed go through an off-season program for the first time since 2006. He missed off-season workouts last year and was suspended for the first eight games of the season for violating the league?s personal-conduct policy. He was released June 25, 2007, by the Bears and signed by the Cowboys on Sept 18.
Cowboys Plan To Waive WR Glenn
The Cowboys said that they will waive veteran wide receiver Terry Glenn, who resisted signing an injury clause after missing most of the 2007 season with a right knee injury, according to an Associated Press report on Friday.
Giants' Tuck: Dallas Trying To Buy Super Bowl
The Giants, at least Justin Tuck, are feeling overlooked in the NFC East despite being the defending Super Bowl Champions. "Maybe it's because Dallas tried to buy a Super Bowl this year," Tuck said right after reporting to camp Thursday.
Hamlin, Cowboys Agree To Six-Year Deal
The Cowboys have signed safety Ken Hamlin to a six-year deal worth roughly $39 million, according to The Associated Press. The pact includes a $9 million signing bonus, and guarantees Hamlin approximately $15 million. Hamlin set career highs with five interceptions and 102 tackles for the Cowboys last season. He was a starter for the NFC in his first Pro Bowl.
Romo: Favre Is Coming Back 'For Sure'
Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo believes that recently-retired Packers' legend Brett Favre will almost certainly return to the field this season, according to The NFL Network. "Oh yeah, he's coming back for sure. Are you kidding?" Romo said in an interview on Thursday afternoon. "He's a guy who played at a high, high level last year. (Teams) always want a good QB. They're hard to come by." "I'm sure the organization wishes he didn't retire if he wanted to come back. As an athlete, you go through different feelings all the time. Sometimes you feel you need a break; sometimes you feel you can do it forever. ... If anyone has earned that right to make those choices, (Favre) has."
Could Cowboys Trade For Simms?
The Cowboys could try to deal for disgruntled Buccaneers' quarterback Chris Simms if they aren't comfortable with veteran Brad Johnson backing up Tony Romo, according to The Star-Telegram. There have been reports that Simms has told friends that he would like the chance to play for Dallas. For the time-being, though, the team appears content with Johnson as the primary reserve. "Brad is a smart veteran who knows exactly what to do and how to prepare for any kind of situation," Cowboys' quarterback coach Wade Wilson said during the team?s minicamp back in June. "There isn?t a situation he hasn?t been in before."
Cowboys Voice Murphy Martin Dead At 82
Murphy Martin, a Texas broadcasting legend, died at age 82 late Thursday night after a lengthy illness, according to The Star-Telegram. He was the public address announcer for the Cowboys at Texas Stadium during the 1980s. Martin was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2006.