The Cowboys have long prioritized keeping their offensive line strong, and are close to a series of moves to bolster it.
Via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are close to a deal to bring back veteran backup Joe Looney, with a deal likely as soon as today.
The 23-year-old was allegedly in possession of a firearm when police found him passed out at the wheel of his car. Worley was asleep in his vehicle blocking the freeway , and he allegedly became combative when police approached him. A taser was used to subdue him. Worley, a third-round pick in 2016, was expected to compete for a starting role with Philadelphia this upcoming season. He could face disciplinary action from the NFL regardless of how his case plays out. Believe it or not, he was actually the second NFL player who had a Taser used on him this offseason.
Saints coach Sean Payton told me Saturday he thinks New Orleans still would have chosen Wisconsin tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the 32nd overall pick last April, even if the 49ers hadn’t jumped ahead of the Saints to grab the 31st overall pick, which was used on Foster. I was in the 49ers draft room last year , and the most dramatic point of the weekend was the Niners feeling they struck gold by stealing Foster from the Saints. Foster told the Niners—and later told me—that Payton was on the phone with Foster minutes before it was going to be the Saints’ choice and said the Saints were going to pick Foster.
But as a friend, I would have loved to see him on the field that day. Amendola and Butler are both now with different teams. Amendola signed with the Dolphins this offseason, while Butler got a huge payday from the Titans . Who knows how things might have been different had Butler actually played in the Super Bowl. It’s entirely possible that the Pats would be two-time defending champs, and both players would still be in New England.
I wouldn’t be surprised if only one of these guys is left standing in four or five years, and if so, I’d guess it would be Sam Darnold.