Monday, March 2, 2015

T.O. on his way out? $120M for Eli?

As the Eagles prepare for the NFC championship, other teams in the division are already looking ahead to the future. Let's start in Dallas. Sources tell ESPN.com's Ed Werder that the Cowboys will entertain the possibility of releasing Terrell Owens in the offseason. "Are we going to continue to allow talent to outweigh everything else in the decisions we make with players and putting the roster together? We're like the Redskins used to be when they signed every player they wanted," the source told Werder. "There's more to it than talent. It has to be more about the team. The big one [Owens] didn't get discussed yet, but I'm sure it will and real hard.'' The Cowboys have already released Pacman Jones, although the troubled cornerback seemed to indicate in a CBS interview last week that he still has a chance to play for Dallas next season. Free agent Tank Johnson, meanwhile, is not expected to sign with the Cowboys. "I think some of people want to just cut our losses and get rid of all those guys -- TO, Tank, Pacman,'' another Cowboys source told Werder. "But I really think Jerry [Jones] likes the thrill of trying to make it all work." In other news, the New York Daily News reports that Eli Manning will likely get a seven- or eight- year contract worth between $110 - $120 million, with $40 million in guarantees. Manning is a free agent after next season, and his new deal could come in the next few months, according to the article. He helped get the Giants a Super Bowl last season, but Manning laid an egg last week against the Eagles, completing 15-of-29 passes for 169 yards and a pair of interceptions. With Donovan McNabb already having said publicly that he would like a new contract, you've got to think those numbers will draw interest from Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner.

T.O. on his way out? $120M for Eli?

As the Eagles prepare for the NFC championship, other teams in the division are already looking ahead to the future.

Let's start in Dallas. Sources tell ESPN.com's Ed Werder that the Cowboys will entertain the possibility of releasing Terrell Owens in the offseason.

"Are we going to continue to allow talent to outweigh everything else in the decisions we make with players and putting the roster together? We're like the Redskins used to be when they signed every player they wanted," the source told Werder. "There's more to it than talent. It has to be more about the team. The big one [Owens] didn't get discussed yet, but I'm sure it will and real hard.''

The Cowboys have already released Pacman Jones, although the troubled cornerback seemed to indicate in a CBS interview last week that he still has a chance to play for Dallas next season. Free agent Tank Johnson, meanwhile, is not expected to sign with the Cowboys.

"I think some of people want to just cut our losses and get rid of all those guys -- TO, Tank, Pacman,'' another Cowboys source told Werder. "But I really think Jerry [Jones] likes the thrill of trying to make it all work."

In other news, the New York Daily News reports that Eli Manning will likely get a seven- or eight- year contract worth between $110 - $120 million, with $40 million in guarantees. Manning is a free agent after next season, and his new deal could come in the next few months, according to the article. He helped get the Giants a Super Bowl last season, but Manning laid an egg last week against the Eagles, completing 15-of-29 passes for 169 yards and a pair of interceptions.

With Donovan McNabb already having said publicly that he would like a new contract, you've got to think those numbers will draw interest from Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner.

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
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