For quite a while now, the Dallas Cowboys have reportedly been eyeing free agent guard Carl Nicks, formerly of the New Orleans Saints, to shore up the interior of the offensive line. He would bring an immediate improvement, no doubt, and might just help in the Cowboys’ efforts to have Tony Romo running for his life a little less than he did last year. He also, however, will bring a massive price tag.
Nicks told WWL Radio in New Orleans this week that he expects to be the highest paid guard in the game once this offseason is said and done, a goal that may eliminate Dallas from the running.
“I plan to be the highest paid guard in the NFL,” Nicks said, via ESPN Dallas. “You can take that whatever kinda way but that’s my goal, so…more than Logan Mankins got I guess.”
On whether he deserves such a lofty payday, Nicks is confident that he does.
“Absolutely,” he said. “I mean I don’t wanna sound cocky or anything but I busted my butt for four years, I made a couple Pro Bowls. For my first three years I was the lowest paid guard of all the starting guard in the NFL. And I never complained, I never held out, I came in early to sign my tender when no one else was doing that. I’ve been dedicated to the team and I’ve proven my stats speak for itself. I just feel like I should get paid what I deserve.”
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