Oakland Raiders’ safety Michael Huff is currently a free agent. He is also a Dallas area native and University of Texas alum. As it happens too, the Dallas Cowboys are in need of a safety. Which is to say, the ingredients seem to be in place for a Huff-to-Dallas deal, whenever the labor dispute comes to an end.
It’s far from a sure thing of course--he could always return to the Raiders, or test the market beyond Dallas--but Huff told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram while attending UT’s Pro Day that he would be open to the idea of playing for his hometown team, but only if it’s a good fit--basically, Huff wants the Cowboys to want him.
"That's home, but you never know what's going to happen," Huff said. "I've got to want to go there, but they've got to want me. There are a bunch of things that go into the process."
Huff has made clear that he wants to play for a winner, and though Dallas has had a better track record than most in terms of regular season wins over the past few seasons, last year, they actually finished 6-10--two games worse than the usually bad Raiders.
"[Winning is] the only thing," Huff said. "Being here [at Texas], you get spoiled. You win all the time here and then you go there and have some tough years. Getting that Super Bowl ring is something they can never take away from you, like they can't take away the national championship ring. That's the next step, and I look forward to it."
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