National media has been linking Richard Sherman and the Dallas Cowboys in the most horrible way.
A national media report suggests that Sherman is being signed by Dallas as a “player/coach”. USA Today
“Might loquacious free agent cornerback Richard Sherman, who played for (Dallas defensive coordinator Dan) Quinn in Seattle, latch on with the Cowboys after expressing a desire to continue his career with a contender … and maybe in a place where he could serve as a player-coach given his experience in this scheme? Don’t rule it out.”
We need to discuss the possibility that Dallas will make it to Oxnard training camp, realizing Sherman, a five-time Pro Bowl cornerback, can help a group of cornerbacks with Trevon Diggs (coming off he rookie season), and then open competition elsewhere with Cowboys veterans Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lee working to keep rookies like Nahshon Wright and Kelvin Joseph at bay. Yes. We do it even though the Cowboys are telling us not to waste too much time.
When asked about Sherman, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy stated, The Chris Collinsworth podcast, “Well, that’s the one thing we talk a lot about, we’re constantly looking, and we’re always seeking to upgrade and add.” There’s no doubt that Sherman is there. But…”
McCarthy said, “But, the salary cap, what is in front of us…, too, is something that’s very focused on, also.” It was deliberate that there were 11 draft picks. It was important to have 11 draft picks this year, not only for the long-term planning of our roster development but also because it helped us see the bigger picture.
“So, while we are always looking, I love the competition on the back end. It will be interesting to see how all this turns out.”
It would have been simpler to simply say “no.”
Sherman seems to be able to see what McCarthy is trying to say, even though everything could change with one training camp injury.
Sherman said that at 33 it doesn’t really matter what you record on tape in an April interview with ESPN. It’s almost like ‘Father Time’ is undefeated. We’re going with the young man.
This is, in fact, exactly what “it” is like. The Cowboys do not plan to sign Richard Sherman as a cornerback. They are basically telling us this, despite all the national headlines. Richard Sherman was added to the coaching staff. It would be embarrassing for me to ask that the Cowboys address this ridiculous idea.