Miami Heat forward and noted Dallas Cowboys fan LeBron James took time before the team’s game before the Houston Rockets on Saturday to express some disappointment in his favorite football team’s offseason--specifically how they didn’t go out and get veteran defensive end Julius Peppers.
Peppers agreed to a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers on Friday.
“I hate that we didn’t get Julius Peppers,” James said, per Ethan J. Skolnick of the Orlando Sentinel.
This is a departure from James’ stance from earlier this offseason, when he was asked about the Cowboys and responded that he didn’t want to say how he’d fix “America’s Team,” for fear of the story becoming overblown.
So far, the Cowboys have been predictably quiet in free agency. They did add a pair of defensive linemen in DE Jeremy Mincey and DT Terrell McClain last week, but obviously, those guys don’t command the name recognition of a Peppers--that said, they don’t command the price tag of a Peppers either, which explains why the cap room-challenged Cowboys pursued them.
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