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Dallas Cowboys Off to Slow Start in 2013 Off Season

February 6th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
By Nick Sharp

Usually the Dallas Cowboys are full of headlines, making news regardless of whether or not we want them to. Surprisingly, they've been very quiet since this past Sunday's Super Bowl.

They've been outdone by their divisional counterparts the New York Giants in the headline department. The Giants released veteran LB Michael Boley (a man oft-despised 'round these parts) and are reportedly set to release long time RB Ahmad Bradshaw. Our own Giants 101 site is reporting they may try to re-sign him at a discounted price, but that didn't work out so well last time they tried that (See: Brandon Jacobs).

The Philadelphia Eagles are also making news by the move they're not doing, a stark contrast to their past few off seasons. It seems as though new Head Coach Chip Kelly wants to keep veteran QB Mike Vick around, at least for a few more weeks. He is owed a $3 Million roster bonus if not cut by today, but that bonus gets eliminated if he is cut in the future and picked up by a team before the start of the 2013 season (a likely scenario). 

Of course, this isn't to say that everyone at Valley Ranch is sitting around watching Law and Order re-runs. The team has almost finalized their coaching staff, having added Frank Pollack as assistant O-Line coach and transferring Wes Phillips, the former man in that position, to Tight Ends coach.

But any-hoot, who might be on the proverbial chopping block for the Dallas Cowboys in February? The big name is Jay Ratliff, understandably so after his recent run-in with the law. We think you all know where we stand on that subject (if you don't, this should be a fine visualization). Others that may soon see an end to their days in Dallas include Lawrence Vickers, Doug Free, and even Miles Austin. We hope that Austin returns, as he provides a very nice (if not overpaid) security blanket to protect against injuries to Dezatron (it works, right?). 

What do y'all think? Will the Cowboys be making any roster moves soon?

Tags: Chip Kelly, Dallas, Dallas Cowboys, Football, Frank Pollack, Mike Vick, Miles Austin, NFL, Super Bowl, Tight ends

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