Release of Ellis reduces talent level in Big D

Someone please bring back the old Jerry Jones. Once again, the Cowboys’ owner tried to make an addition-by-subtraction move with a veteran, this time with the release of LB Greg Ellis. Ellis is one of those rare players who produces despite the fact that he’s on the bad side of 30.

Jones used this rationale when he let Terrell Owens go. Now he’s letting Ellis go to clear a way for LB Anthony Spencer to shine. Now, I know there’s a little history here because Ellis has felt he was underpaid — and he’s right. Ellis has averaged just over eight sacks per season over that last seven years, and that includes the year he blew out his Achilles’ tendon.

The Cowboys might win the Super Bowl next season, and some will say getting rid of T.O. was the reason. Bull-hockey. If they win, it’s because the quarterback who has been great in the first three months of the season finally finished the drill.

BOTTOM LINE: Getting rid of players like T.O. and Ellis has reduced the overall talent level of the Boyz in Big D.

— Jamie Dukes

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