CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 15: Defensive end Billy Winn #90 of the Cleveland Browns forces tight end Martellus Bennett #83 of the Chicago Bears to fumble during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bears defeated the Browns 38-31. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
So the Texas Rangers once brought back Pudge Rodriguez for a second tour and now the Dallas Mavericks have re-acquired Tyson Chandler. And that is, of course, a couple years after bringing back Jason Kidd.
Begs the question: If you had your choice, who would the Dallas Cowboys re-boot for seconds?
I guess you could ask for DeMarcus Ware or Jason Hatcher or Miles Austin, even though their scent remains fresh at Valley Ranch despite playing for new teams this summer. But you can’t ask for Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith or Michael Irvin because, well, they’re retired.
It has to be a current player, who once wore the star on his helmet but these days plays for a rival team.
Lots of options, some that would even make the Cowboys instantly better. In other words, the league can keep Pacman Jones and Felix Jones and Matt Moore and Stephen Bowen. Chris Canty and Jay Ratliff, however, could provide immediate help for the mediocre defensive line, baggage notwithstanding. And, speaking of baggage, could you endure another round of Martellus Bennett now that he’s blossomed into a legit play-making threat at tight end? Me neither.
My choice is an admitted cop out – Sean Lee. That is, a healthy Sean Lee. He was here. Now he’s gone. And boy would he be welcomed back.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.