The Cowboys dumped cornerback Terence Newman this week. Newman, whom many thought would be cut before the 2011 season, has received plenty of blame for the team’s struggles last season.
He thinks the blame should go more broadly than that.
“I didn’t play well down the stretch but I think we also didn’t play well down the stretch. Great teams know the blame is on everyone and accept that,” Newman told WFAA, via the Dallas Morning News. “In spite of the criticism I endured, we endured, we still could have put a lot of things together.”
Newman specifically pointed to the Patriots as a team that thrived despite having a bad secondary.
So, basically, Newman thinks that if the rest of the team were a lot better, it would make up for the fact that he wasn’t good enough.
That’s not exactly the best way for Newman to say hello to the free-agent market.