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Cowboys bringing in a former Raider, too

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08:07 AM ET 03.25 | While the Colts are apparently looking at Darrius Heyward-Bey, Dallas has another one-time Raider on its radar. [The Cowboys are] bringing in veteran safety Michael Huff on Monday for a free agent visit at Valley Ranch, according to a source. Huff, who just turned 30 earlier this month, spent his first seven seasons in the NFL with [the Raiders], who selected the former Texas and Irving Nimitz standout with the seventh overall pick in the 2006 draft. The Raiders released Huff two weeks ago to help them create salary cap space. Huff had two seasons remaining on his $8 million per year contract and was scheduled to receive a $4 million roster bonus just days after he was released.

The Dallas Morning News

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March 25, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Well why not ?

March 25, 2013  08:45 AM ET

It will be interesting to see how the Dallas Defense performs now that they have a different Defensive Coordinator.

March 25, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Thanks for coming by, Michael...

BTW - anyone tell you we have no cap oom?

March 25, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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It will be interesting to see how the Dallas Defense performs now that they have a different Defensive Coordinator.

Coordinator and scheme...

Having Ware and Spencer rush full time is quite different vs watching them drop into pass coverage 30-35% of the game...ugh!

With the corners allowed to press and zone, I think it gives that line time to get pressure...I like the scheme, I like the new coaches and I think the players fit the scheme really well...

March 25, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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Thanks for coming by, Michael... BTW - anyone tell you we have no cap oom?

LOL! I was thinking the same..y'all need him, but can't pay him

March 25, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Thanks for coming by, Michael... BTW - anyone tell you we have no cap oom?

Don't get hung on that Otis...I think Dallas wants to eyeball the kid and see what his asking price is...if they agree, I can see this one happening once Romo gets his new deal.

My gut tells me they are doing this because they are about to announce Tony's new deal.

March 25, 2013  12:14 PM ET

I hope the Ravens can snag this guy

March 25, 2013  12:22 PM ET
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I hope the Ravens can snag this guy

If they did it would make losing all of those players much easier with Elvis in town as well...

March 25, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Well why not ?

Ageed

March 25, 2013  01:33 PM ET

This guy is visiting every Camp!!!

March 25, 2013  05:38 PM ET

Cowboys need alot of help...

March 25, 2013  05:49 PM ET
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Thanks for coming by, Michael... BTW - anyone tell you we have no cap oom?

They'll have plenty of cap space after they restructure Romo's deal and (hopefully) cut Free.

March 25, 2013  05:50 PM ET

I really liked Huff at UT but he hasn't been a standout player as a Raider. Dallas needs secondary help and they can probably get this dude on the cheap, so this visit makes a lot of sense to me.

March 25, 2013  05:51 PM ET
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Cowboys need alot of help...

If by "a lot" you mean the O-line and a safety and linebacker, then yeah, you're right.

They do have a ton of really nice pieces in place, though.

March 25, 2013  05:52 PM ET

It's funny, people love to talk about all the players Dallas needs to compete. Truth is, they have plenty of talent (except for on the offensive line) on the field. They really need someone to come in and take away the GM gig from Jerry. They also need a coach who keeps the players motivated at all times. Whether or not Garrett can be that guy still remains to be seen, although his recent track record is cause for doubt.

March 25, 2013  05:53 PM ET
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Don't get hung on that Otis...I think Dallas wants to eyeball the kid and see what his asking price is...if they agree, I can see this one happening once Romo gets his new deal.My gut tells me they are doing this because they are about to announce Tony's new deal.

Agreed.

 
March 26, 2013  11:18 AM ET

Not only Tony's deal, but getting a long term deal done with Spencer and cutting Free are also factors in this. But I wouldn't expect Huff to give a "home town" discount to the 'boys, so he may still be too expensive.

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