Adam Schefter of ESPN created a little bit of buzz Sunday with a tweet about a possible comeback for Randy Moss.
“Randy Moss open to returning to winning team, with seasoned QB, proper comp. Pats, Eagles, NYJ, NYG, Cowboys, Bears could interest him.”
It looks like you can cross the Cowboys, the team Moss loved to play against above all others, off that list. Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com spoke to multiple sources who said that the Cowboys had no interest in signing Moss. That fits with the Cowboys’ season-long approach to the wide receiver position where they made a decision early to go with Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and younger players filling the other spots. Perhaps something would change if Austin or Bryant was lost for a long time, but, at present, there’s no deviation from the Cowboys.
Moss and the Cowboys will always be linked because they passed on Moss with the eighth overall pick in 1998 when Moss thought he was heading to Dallas. They took Greg Ellis instead and Moss spent most of his career making them regret that decision. In seven games against the Cowboys, Moss picked up 35 catches for 662 yards and 10 touchdowns. The first of those games came in Moss’ rookie year when he caught three balls for 163 yards and three touchdowns in a 46-36 Vikings win.
As for the other teams, it is easy to understand why Moss would want to join them. There’s no sign that anyone feels differently than the Cowboys, although an injury could always change a team’s thought process.