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Woodrow Call
03-05-2009, 08:34 AM
REPOST?

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/

Keith Davis to visit Kansas City
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Free agent safety and special teams ace Keith Davis will visit Kansas City Thursday.

Davis led the Cowboys with 20 special teams tackles last season and started eight games. There are several other teams interested, but visits haven't been finalized.

"He's open to just playing football," Davis' agent Curtis Stephens said. "He's always open to playing for the hometown [Cowboys] team."

The Cowboys can't afford to lose Davis. He's one of the toughest players on the team and he brings leadership in the locker room. The fact Kansas City wants to speak with him tells you everything right there.

Todd Haley, who was the passing game coordinator in Dallas for a few years, knows what Davis means to a special teams unit. Haley knows special teams is important to a teams success.

PGM
03-05-2009, 08:35 AM
Definately can use help on special teams, so sure why not.

dj56dt58
03-05-2009, 08:50 AM
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The fact Kansas City wants to speak with him tells you everything right there.



wow..has our image changed for the better

soundmind
03-05-2009, 09:04 AM
wow..has our image changed for the better

:) Right, how nice was that to read? :)

And hell yes, bring this guy in, our ST coverage was as bad if not worse than our Defense - which says a TON.

CaliforniaChief
03-05-2009, 09:12 AM
These are the kind of value guys we can acquire that will have an immediate impact on our team. I hope he gets signed today.

CoMoChief
03-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Isn't he the one that got shot in the ass a couple years ago?

otherstar
03-05-2009, 09:28 AM
Bring him in. I think he'd be a great addition. We need improvement in all three phases of the game, but D and ST are priorities right now.

speak24
03-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Can't hurt with all the holes we have...

Cave Johnson
03-05-2009, 09:37 AM
If Davis' signing bounces McGraw to the curb, I'm all for it.

htismaqe
03-05-2009, 09:46 AM
One of the best ST players in football. One of the things we ALWAYS had during the Marty years was a guy like this laying people out on kick and punt coverage. Davis brings an attitude that this team sorely needs, special teamer or not.

Kerberos
03-05-2009, 09:50 AM
Isn't he the one that got shot in the ass a couple years ago?

Can't hurt with all the holes we have...

:hmmm:

coincidence?

Micjones
03-05-2009, 09:58 AM
Would be an excellent acquisition for our Special Teams.
I'm so glad the culture of ST will be different this year.
We have an excellent ST coach and hopefully with the addition of Davis we can start putting the right pieces in place.

Sure-Oz
03-05-2009, 10:13 AM
It'd be a great signing, we need help at ST's big time

PhillyChiefFan
03-05-2009, 10:15 AM
wow..has our image changed for the better

It would appear so.

:)

Rooster
03-05-2009, 10:16 AM
Would be an excellent acquisition for our Special Teams.
I'm so glad the culture of ST will be different this year.
We have an excellent ST coach and hopefully with the addition of Davis we can start putting the right pieces in place.

Me too. Pollard has shown flashes of great things as far as blocked kicks go. He might take it to a whole new level.

Coogs
03-05-2009, 10:30 AM
Haley knows special teams is important to a teams success.

:spock: No ****!

Micjones
03-05-2009, 10:33 AM
Me too. Pollard has shown flashes of great things as far as blocked kicks go. He might take it to a whole new level.

A capable returnman wouldn't hurt either.

Rooster
03-05-2009, 10:34 AM
A capable returnman wouldn't hurt either.

That would be nice too.

Short Leash Hootie
03-05-2009, 10:35 AM
He's not 25...

HemiEd
03-05-2009, 10:44 AM
He's not 25...

OH NO! Not another over the hill guy! The "true genious's" are going to have a melt down.

Delano
03-05-2009, 10:51 AM
The team needed a leader on both Defense and Special Teams.

They got their defensive leader in Vrabel. Now get this guy signed and you've got a leader for special teams.

Basileus777
03-05-2009, 10:55 AM
Fuck Keith Davis, we need to resign McGraw.

Alton deFlat
03-05-2009, 11:13 AM
**** Keith Davis, we need to resign McGraw.

If we sign Tim McGraw, maybe we can get Faith Hill too. She would be an upgrade at the cheerleader position.

htismaqe
03-05-2009, 11:19 AM
Fuck Keith Davis, we need to resign McGraw.

Screw that, let's get McGriff instead. He's about the same age as the guys we're bringing in. :D

Wilson8
03-05-2009, 12:27 PM
Isn't he the one that got shot in the ass a couple years ago?

July 18, 2006, 7:09 PM ET

Dallas Cowboys safety Keith Davis, who was shot twice while driving on a Dallas highway early Sunday, was released from the hospital Monday, his agent, Curtis Stephens, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"They kept him for precautionary reasons but we are going to check by the doctors over the next seven to 10 days," Stephens told the newspaper. "Of course, we are being optimistic because Keith is a fast healer but no one has said he would not be ready for training camp."

Players are expected to report for camp a week from Thursday in Oxnard, Calif.

The 27-year-old Davis is among the Cowboys' top special teams players and the incumbent starting safety opposite Roy Williams. Earlier this summer, Dallas gave him a roughly $3 million, two-year contract that includes about $2 million in bonus and salary this season; the deal came after the New Orleans Saints signed Davis to an offer sheet.

Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the team did not have any comment on the incident.

This is the second time in three years that Davis has been shot. He was an innocent bystander last time, and this time Stephens said the player was driving home from a family vacation.

"The thing that's really pertinent here is that Keith was not involved in any type of criminal activity or anything like that," Stephens said. "This is not the residual effect of that."

In June 2003, Davis was shot in the hip and elbow while picking up a friend at a topless club. Coach Bill Parcells released Davis about a month later, on the first day of the coach's first training camp with the Cowboys. Davis did not play football that season but rejoined the club in 2004 and became a full-time starter last season.

In Sunday's shooting, Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Jamie Matthews said a dark blue two-door car pulled up next to Davis' vehicle around 5 a.m. and opened fire.

Davis was hit in the back of the head and in the right thigh.

"He was able to pull over, and his front passenger then moved into the driver's seat and then drove him to a nearby hospital," Matthews said.

Matthews said police were investigating motives and suspects.

"We're looking to see if it was a possible carjacking," she said.

A former Sam Houston State star, Davis blossomed for the Cowboys in 2005 after playing primarily on special teams his first two seasons in the league. He started 15 games last season and finished fourth on the team with 68 tackles. He also led the club in special teams tackles, with 16, and had a forced fumble.

In April, the Saints signed Davis to a restricted free-agent offer sheet, but the Cowboys retained the three-year veteran by matching the offer. The contract will pay Davis slightly more than $3 million and included a $1.2 million roster bonus. Davis, who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2002, is scheduled to earn a base salary of $825,000 for 2006.

If there was one shortcoming in Davis' performance in 2005, it was an absence of big plays, as he authored no interceptions or fumble recoveries and posted just three passes defensed. In terms of his skill set, Davis is probably better suited to strong safety, but Dallas already has a Pro Bowl-caliber player at that position (Williams).

The safety position was considered an area of concern for the Cowboys entering the offseason. Dallas signed Marcus Coleman, 32, after he was released by the Houston Texans, but the 10-year veteran is projected as being a nickel defender. The Cowboys chose safety Pat Watkins of Florida State in the fifth round of the draft.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2521239

Pioli Zombie
03-05-2009, 12:58 PM
After seeing what Larry Izzo meant to the Patriots this would be really good.
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Micjones
03-05-2009, 01:06 PM
A balanced franchise that pays attention to all three aspects of their team?
Say it ain't so...
:D

Pioli Zombie
03-05-2009, 01:23 PM
A balanced franchise that pays attention to all three aspects of their team?
Say it ain't so...
:D

Its better than herms plan of strengthening the defense by dismantling the offense. That was truly visionary.
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Micjones
03-05-2009, 01:26 PM
Its better than herms plan of strengthening the defense by dismantling the offense. That was truly visionary.
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Agreed.