Ok, now catch your breath. The Cowboys really did sign the 11-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman but not to replace Kyle Kosier. It is so he can retire as a Dallas Cowboy. The formal announcement has not been officially set. Allen played the last two seasons with the 49ers after destroying defenders with the Cowboys from 1994-2005.
Allen is the most decorated offensive player in the franchise's history so this is a fitting way for the big guy to go out. His next stop will be Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Can't wait for that acceptance speech from the man of few words.
Also, the Cowboys released guard Adam Stenavich to make room for Allen on the roster. Poor Adam. Somebody had to go though.
Note: For fans scanning the Cowboys roster on NFL.com, Allen will appear. He is technically on the active roster but the Cowboys are turning in his retirement paperwork on Saturday.
- Rick Herrin