Playoff contenders already have lost some quality cornerbacks this season. But now another one is volunteering to help.
After watching Dallas lose cornerbacks Terence Newman and Adam Jones to injury and suspension, and Green Bay lose Al Harris to injury, veteran NFL cornerback Ty Law said he would like to try to help one of those teams — or another playoff contender — at a position in which they could use it.
Law said he believes he could help Dallas or Green Bay advance to the postseason and the first Sunday in February. Law said Thursday he would welcome the chance to speak to either of those teams — or any other in contention.
Throughout the off-season, Law has spoken to a multitude of teams that included New England, Miami, the New York Jets and Cleveland, but at age 34, he would like the chance to play for one more championship and he is ready to sign.
“I can walk in now and play on Sunday,” Law said from Florida, where he has been training. “I just want to go out and play ball. I’ve been training to play, I’m ready to play, and I want to go play.”
Law said he now weighs 205 pounds, which was his playing weight for 13 NFL seasons. He hadn’t missed a game the past three seasons; the last one he missed was in 2004, when he broke his foot. Over the past three seasons, Law has intercepted 18 passes, giving him 58 interceptions — 52 in the regular season, six more in the postseason — during his career.
Asked about the idea of playing in Dallas, Law said: “That would be a great opportunity, to play for a contender. I just don’t want to play for anybody. I want to play for a contender, where I have the chance to go to the Super Bowl. I can help Dallas. I have the experience, I have been there before and I can help get a team over the edge. I’m not going to be a weak link for anybody and I’d love to try to provide some leadership for Dallas.”
Green Bay would have its own appeal. There, Law would be reunited with Charles Woodson, whom he helped recruit to Michigan. “When I left school early, he replaced me,” Law said. “We have a close personal relationship and that would be a great opportunity to get to play with him in Green Bay.”
Even now, Law would be willing to listen to offers he wouldn’t have during the off-season. “It’s not a money issue at this point. At this point, you just want to feel respected. But I’m ready to come in and help the right team.”