When it comes to washed-up draft-bust players who are trying to launch a comeback, the quarterback monopoly has ended.
Joining Vince Young (third overall, 2006), JaMarcus Russell (first overall, 2007), and Pat White (second round, 2009) is defensive end Jarvis Moss.
Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Moss, the 17th overall pick in the 2007 draft, will work out for the Cowboys.
The move shows that the Cowboys are looking anywhere and everywhere for players who would fit their new 4-3 defense. It also shows that coordinator Monte Kiffin and defensive line coach Rod Marinelli believe that they can possibly get a guy who had huge potential to begin to realize it.
Moss was out of football in 2012. In the five prior years, he was barely in.
He has two career starts — one with the Broncos as a rookie and one with the Raiders in 2011. The good news is that Moss mustered six career sacks, which is exactly six more than 2008 top-ten bust Vernon Gholston.
Maybe Gholston will be the next guy to launch a comeback.
At a certain point, however, the implication of the term “comeback” is more than a little bit too strong.