A year after being released by the Dallas Cowboys, offensive tackle Flozell Adams will make a triumphant return to Cowboys Stadium as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the AFC representative in Super Bowl XLV.
Adams has spent the past week deflecting questions about the significance of the game being in Dallas.
Whether he’ll admit it or not, one would assume that there was some significance there. Adams spent 12 seasons at left tackle for the Cowboys and, at the time of his release, was the most tenured member of the team. However, when asked the question, Adams answered, per ESPN, thusly:
"I'm a Steeler. So that's how we roll."
The poetry in Adams’ return to Dallas isn’t lost on everyone in the Steelers’ locker room, however. Quarterback and sorority girl enthusiast Ben Roethlisberger told reporters recently that he wanted to win for Flozell as much as he did for himself--if not more.
"To go back to Dallas and he's never had a chance to go to a Super Bowl,” Roethlisberger said. “To get to play in one, and it's in Dallas, I want to win one for him as much as I do myself.”