Might Jerry Jones Bring in JaMarcus Russell for the Cowboys?
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has signed Terrell Owens, Tank Johnson, and Pacman Jones when they were castoffs in the NFL. He traded up to draft Dez Bryant whom people felt had character issues. Even after Ryan Leaf stunk it up for the San Diego Chargers, Jones gave the bust a last chance in Dallas, as Ben Maller pointed out. As recently as Monday night, Jerruh even described his gambling management style, saying he makes high-risk moves.
So with Tony Romo out and Jon Kitna and Stephen McGee on the roster as the team’s quarterbacks, might Jerry Jones bring in JaMarcus Russell for a look?
I think it makes all the sense in the world. JaMarcus was doing interviews last week, likely to keep his name in the news so teams didn’t forget about him in case of injuries. He was also trying to rebuild his image which was crippled by poor play, a bad work ethic, weight gain, and the positive codeine test.
Jerruh is all for the splashy move, and there are a number of reasons why it make sense for him to bring in JaMarcus. Out of the NFL and declared a bust, Russell may have the motivation to prove he still can play. The Cowboys have three Pro Bowl receiving options and a 4th in the making between Miles Austin, Jason Witten, Roy Williams, and Dez Bryant. That’s much better than Chaz Schilens, Johnnie Lee Higgins, and Ronald Curry. If Russell can’t make it work in his second chance and with those receivers it will never happen. Lastly, the Cowboys are 1-5 and going nowhere with Jon Kitna. Jerruh can get JaMarcus for nothing and see if the former number one overall pick can live up to his talent. If Jerry hasn’t already thought about it, I guarantee it will happen as soon as it’s presented to him.