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Cowboys window-shopping extends to Michael Huff

Oakland Raiders defensive back Michael Huff intercepts a pass against Baltimore Ravens during their NFL football game in Baltimore Reuters

The Cowboys don’t have enough salary cap room to sign a free agent, but they do have needs, so they’re going to continue to shop.

According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys are hosting safety Michael Huff today, in addition to the previously reported drop-bys by safety Will Allen and linebacker Justin Durant today.

The only problem is, the Cowboys have roughly $100,000 worth of cap space at the moment, meaning they can’t sign any of them.

Of course, they could create room by doing long-term deals with quarterback Tony Romo or franchised outside linebacker Anthony Spencer, but there are no indications that today’s visits are any kind of sign those are closer.

Mostly, they’re putting in a little face time with guys they might hope to sign later, shoring up some positions where they’re thin at the moment.

Huff is a native of Irving and a former University of Texas star. The former Raiders first-round pick has also drawn interest from the Ravens and Packers, with a visit to Baltimore set for later this week.

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16 Responses to “Cowboys window-shopping extends to Michael Huff”
  1. hartcarluncarlun says: Mar 25, 2013 7:55 AM

    Sad that a NFL team can’t sign ONE free agent…..smh!!!

  2. themagicman1223 says: Mar 25, 2013 8:04 AM

    50 cent might have something to say about Window Shopping.

  3. ravenator says: Mar 25, 2013 8:12 AM

    Why would Huff want to play for perennial losers. He should sign with the Ravens where he has a team capable of winning. Dallas is nothing but a tinker toy of a team. Sure they have the coolest stadium with built in tourist attractions, but that’s only built to take your mind off the fact that the product on the field is a joke.

  4. mad55555 says: Mar 25, 2013 8:27 AM

    no matter how bad of a day I am having fun, the stupidity of the Cowboys always brightens my day. Hahaha

  5. fuglyflorio says: Mar 25, 2013 8:30 AM

    He’s not a bad player, but suffers from being drafted way too high by Crazy Al.

  6. raiderufan says: Mar 25, 2013 8:35 AM

    I’m honestly a little surprised no one has grabbed him up yet…he’s at worst a solid #2 with a good work ethic and I would assume a fair understanding of his value.

  7. paulsmith107 says: Mar 25, 2013 8:36 AM

    Will Allen no I don’t like it. If there were some way at all we could pull off Brandon Moore on the cheap durant to compete on the cheap and huff on the cheap with a solid draft I have hope. Now when I say on the cheap I’m talking about less than what Jerry would normally pay this level of talent for. I still believe if these coaches don’t get these players to understand that small details like dumb penalties and bad route running will destroy anything they do positive well we will be 8-8 again.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 25, 2013 8:37 AM

    Funny thing is Huff is listed as a cornerback. Are they looking at making a safety out of him? Appears to be a decent CB.

  9. pmilz45 says: Mar 25, 2013 8:37 AM

    Romo and Jerry need to hammer this thing out before lunch time. Huff is a quality safety and fills our biggest hole in years. It’s either that or hope to land a different Longhorn safety via draft…which looks doubtful at pick 18.

  10. bettis3636 says: Mar 25, 2013 8:47 AM

    I just hope they sign him to play keep away from Balt… lol

  11. marine1969nam says: Mar 25, 2013 9:55 AM

    Why bother? The Cowboy’s window has closed.

  12. mpoles says: Mar 25, 2013 10:01 AM

    dallascowboysdishingthereal – Huff has played most of his pro career at free safety, after starting as a strong safety. He played some cornerback in college, so when the Raiders got really desperate at cornerback last season because of injuries, he moved over. (The presence of Matt Giordano meant that they had decent depth at FS, but were playing Huff and an assortment of street free agents at CB, so it made sense.)

    And Huff played really well at cornerback. He gets some stick from some Raiders fans because arguably he’s never been quite the impact player that a seventh overall pick could be, he doesn’t make many interceptions and he isn’t a big hitter. Yet he’s an elite coverage safety with speed and the ability to cover wide receivers in some packages.

  13. cannonballdookie says: Mar 25, 2013 10:03 AM

    The Bengals can’t sign any free agents either, but they have about 50M more cap room than the Cowboys.

  14. jolink653 says: Mar 25, 2013 10:16 AM

    They’re $100,000 under the cap? Is that just in terms of what they can spend in free agency or is that the actual number? Because unless they do some major restructuring, they won’t have the money to pay their draft picks with $100,000

  15. darocnessmonsta says: Mar 25, 2013 10:43 AM

    In my opinion its pretty obvious they are getting if not far enough under the cap to sign these guys they all should come very cheap which Dallas already knew they would be shopping at the Dollar store this year Signing Huff would be an improvement over what they have now I doubt they would be bringing guys in for tour of the Stadium…although that may be a good selling point to get those guys signed!!!

  16. kenstabler says: Mar 25, 2013 12:03 PM

    I’m sorry Cowboy fans, but I have had to watch this guy get burned for so many years now. And somebody said a decent corner back. GAG.

    One of the most overrated, over paid players other than Jamarcus Russell and Rolando Mcclain.

    So glad to see the dead wood shipped out of Oakland and shipped back to Texas.

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