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Carr, Orton and Pool In… Robinson, Newman and Buehler Out…

There’s a lot of stuff going on today, so pay attention…

The Dallas Cowboys have signed formerNew York Jets safety Brodney Pool, coach Jason Garrett said during a Thursday morning conference call.  Terms were not disclosed.

Pool played for the Jets the last two seasons and was credited with four quarterback hurries, three pass breakups and one interception last season. Garrett said the team wanted to sign Pool last year, during the brief free agency period, but was unable to due to finances.  “He has some really good ball skills,” Garrett said.

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The Cowboys signed quarterback Kyle Orton to replace the retired Jon Kitna as the backup to Tony Romo. Coach Jason Garrett was happy to add Orton saying,

“He’s going to be ready to play. Line one when you’re evaluating a backup quarterback is the ability to go in and play and help your team win and we feel like he can do that, but he also brings a lot of other things to our team, leadership, understanding of what his role is and I think he can help us in a lot of different ways. We felt like he was one of the premiere quarterbacks out there in free agency.”

Damn, that’s what I call pouring it on thick…

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The Cowboys visited with Carolina free agent linebacker Dan Connor on Wednesday and those talks will continue today, coach Jason Garrett said.

“We’re excited to meet with Dan Connor, a Penn State guy, drafted by Carolina. He’s the right kind of guy, a very productive player for them, and a very productive player in college,” Garrett said. “We’ve had a good visit with him so far and we’ll get the chance to visit with him more today and just see where we are and where he is and continue along with this process.”

On the subject of linebackers, veterans Bradie James and Keith Brooking won’t be back.  Sean Lee who is coming off a breakout 2011 season, may benefit from the addition of Dan Carter as both were teammates at Penn State.

I’d take Connor in a heartbeat… Or in half a heartbeat…

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The Cowboys finally addressed one of their biggest deficiencies of the last four seasons, and stepped up big-time signing free agent cornerback Brandon Carr to a reported five-year, $50 million contract on Wednesday, making him one of the highest paid players at his position.

It’s about freaking time!

“We’re fired up,” Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said. “He’s a great guy. We loved him on tape. We got the right corner.”

Carr, 25, is a 6-foot, 207-pounder bruiser that intercepted eight passes during his first four NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He had four interceptions last year and has broken up 59 passes in the past three seasons.

“I’m very excited,” Carr told the Cowboys’ official website on Wednesday. “I’ve been waiting for this day for a very long time. I’m humble. I’m grateful to be here. I’m blessed to be in this situation. I was blown away,” said Carr, who mentioned that he’s always been a Cowboys fan.

Somebody pinch me, I think I’m dreaming…

See ya, T-New… Don’t let the door slam your ass on the way out….

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Finally, I was sad to learn that wide receiver Laurent Robinson will not be Cowboy next season and that he signed a five-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. :-(

Robinson emerged as the Cowboys’ third receiver last season and led the team with 11 touchdown catches. Robinson said he would have loved to return to play for the Cowboys, but owner Jerry Jones never made a move to keep him in Blue and Silver.

The pressure will be on next season for Dez Bryant and Miles Austin… You better believe it…

You already know that Bueler was cut, so….

Busy day in Cowboys Land…

Comments
  1. Tom

    I actually like all of the moves, including the move to sign Brodney Pool today. Over the past couple days, I actually think, for the first time in a long time, we got better. By a wide margin. I’m actually proud of Jerry this time. It seems like he and Red are serious. They want to fill pressing needs now, and actually put themselves to draft the best guy that they need (or even dare I say want) that’s on the board.

    I has a happy. :)

  2. Nitro

    Dan conner is signed now nice pick up. they seem to have a plan amazing

  3. Nitro

    Another amazing thing about what they have done is they have managed to get younger in two areas of the defense that they were aging at an that is in the secondary and at linebacker in the secondary it is sensabaugh that is now the oldest and of the linebackers it is ware who is the oldest nice job cowboys

  4. joe

    l’m Joe and you did exactly what l told you to do on defense. still need someone to help DeMarcus Ware while he’s still good. get two more defensive ends and another defensive tackle(bad asses). now on offense Dez Bryant is okay, but, overated—-get another reciever to replace Miles Austin, DO IT NOW! quit
    bull s—–g, you can see that man is too some-timey. we need more consistancy.

    • Kendell

      You are exactly right. Its good to hear from realistic Cowboy fans. Thank you !

  5. Nate

    Great off season so far. Quick, deliberate strikes. Got our two top targets right away then proceeded to fill holes without spending stupid money like we used to do. We are on our way to a better team and a brighter future in Dallas.