It always seems to be feast or famine with the Dallas Cowboys. This year, America’s team seems to be hungry to get beyond the dreaded injury bug. Banged up in a number of key offensive positions, the Cowboys are attempting to plug the most gaping holes with a flock of free agents.
Here’s the rub for the boys from Dallas: it’s always too much or too little with free agency. Some free agents will “stick” and make terrific contributions to the team, while others will deepen the panic. With Jerry Jones on the throne, even the most obvious free agency moves are not a given. Jerry may have a lot of money, but he doesn’t have a lot of football sense.
Yes, seriously. While Rice’s off the field issues remain a constant source of public speculation and NFL embarrassment, the guy’s available and he can produce.
Terminated by the Ravens in September of 2014 for battering his then fiancée, Rice remained in legal limbo while the courts and the league worked through the charges and attempted to determine next steps. Released from jail and reinstated by the NFL, Rice has been waiting for the right opportunity to arrive.
Rice would bring productivity to Cowboys. While a Raven, he accumulated a staggering 6,180 yards and 43 touchdowns. A young man at 28, Rice still has plenty of mileage left on his legs and would become a feature back in no time if the Cowboys presented an opportunity to this backfield stud.
Obviously, any engagement with Rice would necessitate double-secret probation. If the Boys are willing to sign this guy to a contract, it would need to come with considerable behavioral expectations and maybe the watchful eye of a “handler.”