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Jerry Jones bids Flozell farewell

As expected, the Dallas Cowboys have released left tackle Flozell Adams, after 12 seasons with the team.  The franchise has issued a statement from owner Jerry Jones regarding the move.

“Having a left tackle of Flozell Adams caliber has been a luxury for the Dallas Cowboys for the past 12 years,” Jones said.  “That position is one of the most difficult to play and one of the three or four most important spots on an NFL roster.  Throughout our entire time here with the Cowboys this franchise has been blessed to first have Mark Tuinei and then be able to plug Flozell right in there as a second round pick in 1998.

“I have never experienced what it is like to have a team that doesn’t enjoy excellent play at the left tackle position.  When we first selected Flozell, we thought we would move Larry Allen to left tackle, but that never happened because Flo was able to step right in and play at a high level very early on in his career.  We just put him in there and never looked back.”

So now they have to look forward.  Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News points out that Doug Free could replace Adams, or that the Cowboys could look to the draft.

(If it’s Free, Jared Allen is gonna need more rope.)

In our view, another possibility is guard Leonard Davis, who entered the league nine years ago as a tackle.

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether a market emerges for Adams.  Presumably, the Cowboys tried to trade him before cutting him.  Even more presumably, no one wanted to take on a contract with remaining base salaries of $5 million in 2010, $5.1 million in 2011, $5.1 million in 2012, and $5.1 million in 2013.

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42 Responses to “Jerry Jones bids Flozell farewell”
  1. nosferatu says: Apr 2, 2010 4:45 PM

    Hey Chicago it looks like Orlando Pace 2.0 is now available.

  2. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 2, 2010 4:46 PM

    he’ll get picked up quick, no worries

  3. RayDaMayor says: Apr 2, 2010 4:49 PM

    OFFSIDES….. 5 Yards
    OFFSIDES…. 5 Yards
    OFFSIDES…. 5 Yards
    Maybe now Flozell will remember the snap count….

  4. Pauli The Hook says: Apr 2, 2010 4:49 PM

    Seems Like Jerrah is the King of the NFL… This Year he can Dump all the contracts with NO Hit on the Cap…
    Jerrah Rules
    Now just dump Roy (Fingers) Williams

  5. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 2, 2010 4:52 PM

    That contract must have been written by some idiot that lives in texas. I can’t wait for Haynesworth and Orakpo to tee off on their new left tackle.

  6. Cannon says: Apr 2, 2010 5:03 PM

    “(If it’s Free, Jared Allen is gonna need more rope.)” -Mike Florio.

  7. speedkills says: Apr 2, 2010 5:05 PM

    Raiders! If they pick him up and trade for Mcnabb. Of course draft leron McClain, trade kirk morrisson for a third rounder and use two thirds on Mardy Gilyard and a DT

  8. nittanylion0 says: Apr 2, 2010 5:08 PM

    congrats, Vox. you don’t have to irrationally defend his dirty-as-mud play anymore!

  9. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Apr 2, 2010 5:13 PM

    “Presumably, the Cowboys tried to trade him before cutting him.”
    Shockingly, there’s not much of a market for a tackle whose two best moves are “leg whip” and “holding”.

  10. Subpar says: Apr 2, 2010 5:16 PM

    Well I’m not even a Cowboys fan and I was sick of seeing him false start 3 times per series.

  11. ItalianArmyGuy says: Apr 2, 2010 5:16 PM

    World B. Free is going to play left tackle for the Cowboys???
    That’s a hell-uv-a comeback story. 23 years after he last laced up the sneakers for the Miami Tropics, he is going to protect Jessica Romo’s backside?

  12. bigrig says: Apr 2, 2010 5:25 PM

    You have to mention 12 to 15 Cowboy linemen before you mention Flozell. Solid, functional player, but too many penalties at crucial times.
    Wright, Neely, Tuinei, Niland, Scott, Allen, Williams, Newton, Stepnoski, Manders, Donovan, Fitzgerald, all rate above Adams.

  13. arpy says: Apr 2, 2010 5:28 PM

    Good riddance to that bush league dirty player. He was a tarnish to the star.

  14. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 2, 2010 5:28 PM

    GOOD BYE LARD ASS!

  15. bspurloc says: Apr 2, 2010 5:31 PM

    that fat pig should go to the raiders where he can die a slow fat death……..

  16. D wins games says: Apr 2, 2010 5:37 PM

    If there is any karma, nobody will want this slowing cheap shot artist.

  17. cowboys316 says: Apr 2, 2010 5:42 PM

    It’s a shame all the years dallas had Adams he really protected some poor qbs in Dallas, Other than Troy and Tony the rest have been a whos who of losers.. No superbowl for him either will hurt his hall of fame chances as well.

  18. Bill In DC says: Apr 2, 2010 5:54 PM

    “In our view, another possibility is guard Leonard Davis, who entered the league nine years ago as a tackle.””
    Thus displaying your utter lack of knowledge. Davis wasn’t a left tackle when he was young, what on earth makes you think he could play LT at 32??
    It’s going to be Free. And, speaking of lack of knowledge, it wasn’t Jared Allen having a field day with Free. It was Kosier being pwnd by the DT and Colombo being pwnd by Ray Edwards.
    Free allowed 1 sack and not many tackles. I don’t think Jared Allen is especially looking forward to playing against Free again.

  19. MyronB says: Apr 2, 2010 5:54 PM

    Justin Tuck and Trent Cole are somewhere popping champange bottles.

  20. buffobeel says: Apr 2, 2010 6:10 PM

    Chan Gailey is gonna get Flozell. Didn’t he draft him? He is a Buffalo Bill by Monday. No need for a tackle in the draft now. LMAO!

  21. Quagmire says: Apr 2, 2010 6:10 PM

    Aunt Flo left the cowboys kicking & screaming…well, kicking anyway.

  22. NightTrainNeckTie says: Apr 2, 2010 6:27 PM

    Flozell was the man, but the last two years he was a liability, it’s going to be hard to find a top flight LT, but Flozell was not a top flight LT the past two years. Looks like no Dez Bryant for Dallas, look for a LT somewhere in the first round.

  23. DWat393 says: Apr 2, 2010 6:32 PM

    welcome to chicago, flo

  24. Dirty Mick says: Apr 2, 2010 6:56 PM

    This is one Cowboys fan that’s glad False Start Flozell is gone

  25. Opie says: Apr 2, 2010 7:07 PM

    Good day to you, sir. Sir, I say good day to you!

  26. Coach says: Apr 2, 2010 7:12 PM

    Don’t let the door hit you in your huge ass on the way out, you dirty bastard. I hope the Giants bring you in for a look just so Justin Tuck can kick your fat ass. My prediction is he will be five hundred pounds and broke within two years, and dead or in jail shortly thereafter.

  27. Stone says: Apr 2, 2010 7:20 PM

    The Giants should sign him.

  28. ceetown22 says: Apr 2, 2010 7:38 PM

    DC_Bengals_Fan says: April 2, 2010 5:13 PM
    “Presumably, the Cowboys tried to trade him before cutting him.”
    Shockingly, there’s not much of a market for a tackle whose two best moves are “leg whip” and “holding”.
    Hill – Larry – us
    F*** Flozell Adams
    scrub the last 5 years
    scrub the first 5 years
    scrub 2 years in the middle
    AND Chan Gailey didn’t draft him
    Jerry did, c’mon man… have you been under a rock? that dude is a control freak! ever since Jimmy Johnson left for South Beach.
    I just hope the Skins don’t try and sign this guy instead of going after Okung… even if they got both I don’t know if I’d be totally happy, but he may be good for depth and spot work…
    HAIL SKINS!

  29. ceetown22 says: Apr 2, 2010 7:44 PM

    DC_Bengals_Fan says: April 2, 2010 5:13 PM
    “Presumably, the Cowboys tried to trade him before cutting him.”
    Shockingly, there’s not much of a market for a tackle whose two best moves are “leg whip” and “holding”.
    Hill – Larry – us
    F*** Flozell Adams
    scrub the last 5 years
    scrub the first 5 years
    scrub 2 years in the middle
    AND Chan Gailey didn’t draft him
    Jerry did, c’mon man… have you been under a rock? that dude is a control freak! ever since Jimmy Johnson left for South Beach.
    I just hope the Skins don’t try and sign this guy instead of going after Okung… even if they got both I don’t know if I’d be totally happy, but he may be good for depth and spot work…
    HAIL SKINS!

  30. Quagmire says: Apr 2, 2010 8:04 PM

    cowboys316 says:
    No superbowl for him either will hurt his hall of fame chances as well.
    This is a joke…right?

  31. ceetown22 says: Apr 2, 2010 8:26 PM

    I hope so… otherwise that guy is a MORON… oh wait I just looked at his name again… he is a MORON!
    HAIL SKINS!

  32. jjared1101 says: Apr 2, 2010 8:28 PM

    My prediction is he will be five hundred pounds and broke within two years, and dead or in jail shortly thereafter.
    —————–
    Wow.
    Just wow.

  33. Coach says: Apr 2, 2010 9:58 PM

    Flozell and Hall of Fame in the same sentence…are you freaking serious. He has been the laziest, stupidest, dirtiest lineman in the game for a long time. If that gets you into the Hall he is a first ballot selection.

  34. Coach says: Apr 2, 2010 10:20 PM

    Flozell Adams Hall Of Fame Credentials:
    -Most penalized OL in the past 6 years and over his career no OL has more penalties. Every yr he is among the top 10 most penalized players at any position.
    -Set a record last year for Fines against for dirty play.
    -For the past ten years recognized as the most overrated OL.
    My disdain for this ridiculously dirty excuse for a player is only surpassed by my insightful knowledge and observations of his less than stellar character as a player and as a man.
    If Jerry got rid of him he must be a problem. Jerry would sign Hitler and Bin Laden if he thought it would help sell tix, get his name in the press or win an extra game.
    Dirty Adams is over. End of story.

  35. Florios'Lawyer says: Apr 2, 2010 10:20 PM

    Hey Vox, go f*ck yourself.
    No particular reason, just go f*ck yourself.

  36. Coach says: Apr 2, 2010 10:31 PM

    Yes- jjared…
    I am the same A-hole who predicted/observed that the Vick brothers would both end up in jail….that Mark McGwire was a juicing liar…that Danny Snyder will never win a SB (and has a tiny baby penis)…that Cowboy fans were teased as children and their mommy’s got them on the bandwagon to make them feel good about themselves…that the Bandwagon left for good…that Muhammad Ali was starting to sound a little “punchy” after the Ken Norton fight…that Bill Clinton would bang anything he could get his hands on…that the Giants would beat the Patriots!

  37. mr.kush says: Apr 2, 2010 11:18 PM

    Vox will sign flozell for a back massage.

  38. B The Philly Guy says: Apr 2, 2010 11:18 PM

    This is good I am a huge Philly Fan and I always hated when the Eagles would play the Cowboys and Adams was there. Not because of his player skills but, just because he is a dirty player that will do anything to anyone. I was always worried Trent Cole would come in and charge past Adams and would be taken out at the knees and or tripped up by a foot (Like during the Giants game when Giants DE was tripped up and landed on his shoulder and ended up on and off the injury report all damn season) So Farewell Adams good luck in the Free Agency Dept. LOL maybe Raiders will have a spot for a player like you.
    B the Philly Guy

  39. Thunder says: Apr 2, 2010 11:30 PM

    Jones said “That position is one of the most difficult to play and one of the three or four most important spots on an NFL roster”.
    I would like to ask what are the others.
    My guess
    1) QB
    2) Left Tackle
    3) MLB (4-3) or Nose Tackle (3-4).
    What is number 4 and what is your order?

  40. MagicMan407 says: Apr 3, 2010 4:25 AM

    He’s still better than anyone the Redskins have at left tackle.

  41. FireJerryJones says: Apr 3, 2010 7:34 AM

    Pretty odd that a guy who’s deaf in his right ear could play left tackle this long.

  42. Big Tex says: Apr 3, 2010 11:57 AM

    @Bill in DC
    Bigg Davis was a LT in Aizona in’04 through ’06. Not sure he’s ready to be one again, but he has played there.

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