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Daryl Washington wants to help Jerry Jones hoist Lombardi Trophy

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Daryl Washington lives four miles from AT&T Stadium, so close he can see the home of the Cowboys from his Arlington neighborhood. The former Pro Bowl linebacker just wants a second chance, with any team, but admits he would love to wear the star on the side of his helmet.

“Why not be a Cowboy?” Washington told Pro Football Talk over breakfast with his attorney, Daniel B. Moskowitz. “I’m settled in here. It’s home. Let’s try to get one this year. Come on Mr. [Jerry] Jones, you’ll be glad you took a chance on me. We’ll hold up that Lombardi Trophy together.”

Washington has never met the Cowboys owner but hopes the day is coming soon.

The Cowboys are conducting their due diligence on Washington, who was released by the Cardinals after the league reinstated him in April. The former TCU star has yet to get a workout with the Cowboys, but he spends his time working out at local gyms and high school tracks, readying for the chance.

He weighs 235, his playing weight with the Cardinals, and says he’s in the best shape of his life.

“You sit out for a couple of years, and you think to yourself, ‘Man, will there ever be an opportunity to get back,’” Washington said. “…It’s just the anticipation of now it’s here and just getting that opportunity to be able to put myself in a position to rise back to the top. I’m just preparing myself and controlling what I can control, and once that opportunity is given to me, it’s what you do with it. I’m excited about that.”

Washington insists he can become the same player – one who had 394 tackles, 18 sacks, 24 pass breakups and six interceptions in four seasons – but is a different person from the one who earned an indefinite suspension. His reinstatement, Washington says, shows he did all the right things in three years on the sideline.

“I take full responsibility for everything I went through,” Washington said. “I don’t blame anybody. But I’m not here to talk about it; I’m here to show you what type of person I am now and where I’m trying to go.”

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11 Responses to “Daryl Washington wants to help Jerry Jones hoist Lombardi Trophy”
  1. brendafortheboyz says: Jun 7, 2017 10:41 AM

    If Washington can help our D, and is the right kind of person, sign him! We could use a diamond in the rough!
    Btw, it is fantastic to see an accomplished female, now writing for this site….

  2. pastabelly says: Jun 7, 2017 10:48 AM

    Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
    Believe in me
    Help me believe in anything
    ‘Cause I, I wanna be someone who believes

  3. z561 says: Jun 7, 2017 10:51 AM

    He needs to commit a few more crimes before Jerruh Jones considers him.

  4. horsepedlr says: Jun 7, 2017 10:59 AM

    he sure screwed us. lied his butt off to coaches and owners. so go ahead get em.

  5. bighoser says: Jun 7, 2017 11:02 AM

    But will he be a “real leader”?

  6. MostlyRight says: Jun 7, 2017 11:04 AM

    DWash always said all the right things. His actions revealed his lies to the Cardinals organization again and again. Keim gave him one more opportunity once reinstated and cut him after one chat in his office, unimpressed and unconvinced he’s a changed man. This despite having the rights to him for three years at a relatively low contract and a pretty big dead money hit if cut. Owner Bidwill was in that meeting, a former state attorney used to interviewing people with varying character. What does that tell you?

  7. nhpats says: Jun 7, 2017 11:09 AM

    The only Lombardis Jerry will hoist will be those Jimmy Johnson already won for him

  8. touchdownamericasteam says: Jun 7, 2017 11:17 AM

    Hire this man

  9. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jun 7, 2017 1:41 PM

    Go out and commit a felony — that will get the Cowboys’ attention and increase your chances of getting hired.

  10. redlikethepig says: Jun 7, 2017 2:30 PM

    Maybe he can help with the glory hole instead?

  11. theaveragecharlie says: Jun 7, 2017 6:32 PM

    Hoist? Won’t happen. Only way Jerry will get the Lombardi trophy is if he heists one.

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