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Randy Moss can cross the Cowboys off his list

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Randy Moss is planning a comeback, and his agent says three teams have already shown interest. But the Cowboys are reportedly not one of those teams.

The Cowboys have already decided that they won’t be in the running for Moss, a source told ESPN’s Calvin Watkins.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said many times that he regrets passing on Moss in the 1998 NFL draft. Moss came out of Marshall as a big-play talent with off-field issues, and at the time Jones, who was concerned about cleaning up the Cowboys, was worried that Moss would tarnish the team’s image. Dallas drafted Greg Ellis with the eighth overall pick, and the Vikings ended up getting Moss with the 21st overall pick.

But just because Jones wishes he had drafted the 21-year-old Randy Moss, that doesn’t mean Jones wants to sign the 35-year-old Randy Moss. Jones is apparently satisfied with the receivers the Cowboys have.

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  1. steelerhypocrite says: Feb 14, 2012 7:29 PM

    For once, Jerry makes a good move…although Corky Thatcher could have called that one.

  2. coreydemoss says: Feb 14, 2012 7:33 PM

    The Cowboys are right to not be interested in Randy Moss. They have several needs, but wide receiver is not one of them. And can you imagine how bad Dez Bryant’s diva status would be if he had Randy Moss around as a role model?

  3. goforthanddie says: Feb 14, 2012 7:37 PM

    “Jones, who was concerned about cleaning up the Cowboys, was worried that Moss would tarnish the team’s image. ”

    Damn right. It’s JJs job to tarnish Dallas’ image.

  4. bennyd720 says: Feb 14, 2012 7:38 PM

    Jones is the reason Jones is always worried about cleaning up the cowboys…

  5. 4512dawg4512 says: Feb 14, 2012 7:39 PM

    Haha, go ahed and cross Cleveland off too, Brad Childress isn’t a big fan of “the Big Quitter”

  6. rajbais says: Feb 14, 2012 7:39 PM

    What’s wrong with Dallas’ wide receivers???

    None of them are that bad to the point where they deserve to be replaced!!!

    Also, if Dallas drafted Moss it would’ve traded him away too!!!! Doesn’t everyone let him go eventually????

  7. backindasaddle says: Feb 14, 2012 7:42 PM

    That’s too bad. I’d love to hear Moss say to Jerry Jones when talking contract: “Straight Cash Homey!”

  8. ramsfan21 says: Feb 14, 2012 7:43 PM

    The next T.O. . Just saying

  9. duanethomas says: Feb 14, 2012 7:43 PM

    I thought Randy said he wanted to play for a contender and get a ring? One playoff win in 16 years doesn’t meet that criteria.

  10. nineroutsider says: Feb 14, 2012 7:46 PM

    I will never forget Cunningham’s grin in that 1998 Vikes/Cowboys game, you just don’t see that too often, where it’s so easy they laugh about it before it happens.

  11. dubblelznhell says: Feb 14, 2012 7:57 PM

    For some reason, I see him suiting up for the Pats dragging an incentive-laden contract with him. Teams ARE going to bring him in. Hope T.O. gets in there, too. Though, Moss would probably latch on before Owens does.

  12. zn0rseman says: Feb 14, 2012 8:17 PM

    Moss is one of the best receivers to ever play the game. His only problem was that he spent many frustrating years with crappy QB’s like Randal Cunningham, Daunte Cullpepper, Andrew Walter, Aaron Brooks, Kerry Collins, and Vince Young. (What receiver wouldn’t be frustrated?). He didn’t have a good QB until the twilight of his career, with Tom Brady and an over-the-hill Favre.

    So yeah, I tend to cut him some slack when it comes to getting frustrated.

  13. jkffootballguy says: Feb 14, 2012 8:31 PM

    I wouldn’t call Daunte Culpepper crappy. He would have been the league MVP in 2004 had Peyton Manning not broken the single season TD record that year. His career would have taken a much different trajectory had he not had his knee blown out in ’05 and the Dolphins not rushing him back so quick.

    zn0rseman says:
    Feb 14, 2012 8:17 PM
    Moss is one of the best receivers to ever play the game. His only problem was that he spent many frustrating years with crappy QB’s like Randal Cunningham, Daunte Cullpepper, Andrew Walter, Aaron Brooks, Kerry Collins, and Vince Young. (What receiver wouldn’t be frustrated?). He didn’t have a good QB until the twilight of his career, with Tom Brady and an over-the-hill Favre.

    So yeah, I tend to cut him some slack when it comes to getting frustrated.

  14. joyjoy69 says: Feb 14, 2012 8:39 PM

    “…Jones is apparently satisfied with the receivers the Cowboys have.”

    Now that IS news! I’ve been following this game since before he was the owner, and I’ve never seen evidence that he was satisfied with his receiver corps before. Is JJ actually growing up?

  15. ppc50 says: Feb 14, 2012 8:40 PM

    Moss is better than Kevin Olgetree, Jesse Holley, Dwayne Harris, Andre Holmes, Teddy Williams, and Radway. I’m obviously in the minority, but Dallas has been average for 15 years now, at least, and they need any help that they can get. I think he could help and keep Dez on the level. Again, I know I am in the minority.

  16. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Feb 14, 2012 8:44 PM

    Well that’s part of GM Jerry’s problem. He’s satisfied. He was satisfied with Roy Williams, he’s satisfied with choky Romy. GM Jerry is quickly making himself irrelevant.

  17. mrslay1 says: Feb 14, 2012 8:46 PM

    Jones will make a deal this offseason that will blow the doors off the NFL and get Manning and Clark.

  18. numberoneinthehoodg says: Feb 14, 2012 9:01 PM

    Let’s start something new. A PFT game. Which team will Moss end up with.

    Eliminated:

    32 – Dallas (see post above)
    31 – Cleveland (Childress)
    30- Tennessee ( see last year)

    Now the rest of you fill in the blanks with legit reasons until we all agree on where he’ll end up. (pittsburgh?) No cheating. Oops.

  19. cardmagnet says: Feb 14, 2012 9:09 PM

    Assuming the Cowboys can re-sign Laurent Robinson, they have one of the top all around receiving corps in the league. Any given guy can grab 100 and a pair of touchdowns in any given game (Austin, Bryant, Robinson), plus they’re supported by a premier tight end in Jason Witten. The Cowboys have no need for extra targets on the field.

  20. aldavisisthenfl says: Feb 14, 2012 9:11 PM

    Randy is flabbergasted…..

  21. abninf says: Feb 14, 2012 9:18 PM

    Good thing JJ didn’t draft him. He would have quit on Dallas, too.

  22. phillyfan4ever says: Feb 14, 2012 9:38 PM

    Eagles, Pats, and who’s the 3rd team?

  23. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Feb 14, 2012 9:47 PM

    4512dawg4512
    Now, when you say “quitter” are you referring to moss or Palmer? Lol. Both the same.

  24. gcounterman says: Feb 14, 2012 9:49 PM

    Randall Cunningham was crappy? He quit a job making laminate countertops to play for the Vikes at the end of his career and had some of the best numbers of his life.

    Dante Culpepper could have been so much more, but injuries and being out of shape killed his career.

    Everything else you said is spot on though.

  25. paulsmith107 says: Feb 14, 2012 10:06 PM

    Never really thought moss was gonna be a cowboy but there is one thing that I’m confussed about. I’m not sure why people keep talking about dez bryants diva attitude. I am a die hard cowboy fan I have cowboy apps on my phone I read the Dallas sports page online and never have I read an article about him being a diva. Maybe making bad financial moves but being a diva nope nothing so people should prob know what they are talking about before posting rubbish

  26. chazatlas says: Feb 14, 2012 10:25 PM

    The Cowboys won’t make the playoffs, yet again.

  27. pilot2011 says: Feb 14, 2012 10:38 PM

    Randy Mossy will play for 1 of the 5:

    Patriots, Bears, Texans, Lions, or Panthers.

  28. j0esixpack says: Feb 14, 2012 10:56 PM

    This guy was the kiss of death in the 2010 season – most of the coaches he played for got fired.

    Seems to me Dallas is in the running FROM Moss, not in the running FOR Moss

  29. jjbadd says: Feb 14, 2012 11:46 PM

    Id love to see him in Denver. At 35 he is still better than any WR on the roster at ther present. Ol’ Moss would look good Tebowing on the sideline!!

  30. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 15, 2012 12:05 AM

    “I will never forget Cunningham’s grin in that 1998 Vikes/Cowboys game, you just don’t see that too often, where it’s so easy they laugh about it before it happens.”

    1,000 thumbs up, from THE cunningham fan/cowboy hater of the millennium. That was so truly so awesome, like “haha omg. ok, idiots.” Boop, bomb TD.

  31. matthewcarlson1 says: Feb 15, 2012 12:33 AM

    Pretty sure Moss doesn’t want to go there anyway.. He’s always said he would make them pay for leading him on and not drafting him so why would he want to play for them? Dallas is always considered a contender by the analysts.. but really who thinks they have a chance? Nobody is afraid of Dallas.

  32. mjkelly77 says: Feb 15, 2012 1:10 AM

    Hey Randy, the Allen Wranglers of the Professional Indoor Football League are calling. You can team up with TO.

    You heard of Two Men and a Truck? You two can be Two Has-Beens Out of Luck.

  33. bobhk says: Feb 15, 2012 2:35 AM

    Jones is apparently satisfied with the receivers the Cowboys have.
    —————–
    That’s a first for Jones. After all, he was dissatisfied with his QB position (thinks Eli is better) and thinks his LBs could be better (wants SF’s Willis and Bowman).

    Dallas WRs are good, especially Austin and Robinson. Bryant is overrated. The guy has had *one* 100 yard game in two years.

  34. draculalambert says: Feb 15, 2012 3:02 AM

    Will you just look at that devious smile! Keep on keep’n on, playa!

    We love you.

  35. teddybayer123 says: Feb 15, 2012 5:31 AM

    coreydemoss says:
    Feb 14, 2012 7:33 PM
    The Cowboys are right to not be interested in Randy Moss. They have several needs, but wide receiver is not one of them. And can you imagine how bad Dez Bryant’s diva status would be if he had Randy Moss around as a role model?

    This must in, pal: Dez Bryant DID have randy moss as a role model, just from another lockerroom, ala espn. Spoiled, pampered, moody, one step away from, who-knows-what?

    …whom am I describing? It could be either one.

    Dallas doesn’t need another petulant, pampered, overpaid whine-out. They already got one.

    PS. “That’s my quarterback, man.”.

  36. dsigrey says: Feb 15, 2012 7:57 AM

    The Cowboys already have the younger, dumber version in Dez Bryant…

  37. cshearing says: Feb 15, 2012 8:04 AM

    Randy can thank T.O. and Roy Williams for the lack of interest on the Cowboys’ part. .

  38. n0hopeleft says: Feb 15, 2012 8:45 AM

    Eli owns Tony.

  39. quittsburghstoolers says: Feb 15, 2012 9:10 AM

    “Randy Moss can cross the Cowboys off his list”

    ———————————————————-

    One “no thanks” down, 31 more to go…

  40. brintfatre says: Feb 15, 2012 9:25 AM

    The Cowboys don’t need any more quit… they have enough at QB already!

  41. crindal3000 says: Feb 15, 2012 9:33 AM

    id rather have TO he was even productive in buffalo. TO is a dilweed but he always plays hard. When the going gets tough Moss quits.

  42. zn0rseman says: Feb 16, 2012 12:25 AM

    gcounterman says:
    Feb 14, 2012 9:49 PM
    Randall Cunningham was crappy? He quit a job making laminate countertops to play for the Vikes at the end of his career and had some of the best numbers of his life.

    Dante Culpepper could have been so much more, but injuries and being out of shape killed his career.

    Everything else you said is spot on though.
    ——————-
    Cunningham threw a nice deep ball an was the benificiary of teams leaving Moss covered 1v1 with undersized CBs while they tried to double Chris Carter and Jake Reed. Then Cullpepper stepped in and also took advantage of the Carter/Moss duo. His numbers suffered when Carter left, and he was utterly exposed for the very mediocre QB that he was when Moss left for Oakland.

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