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March 13, 2009

Torry Holt is available

The Cowboys don't need wide receivers, Jerry Jones says, so they wouldn't have any interest in Torry Holt.

The St. Louis Rams released him on Friday, parting ways with one of the last remaining holdovers from their "Greatest Show on Turf" glory days.

The move came three days after the Rams released offensive tackle Orlando Pace, another mainstay from the era when the Rams won their only Super Bowl and lost another on the game's final play.

Holt is 32 and Pace is 33 and combined the moves created $14 million in salary cap space. Holt would have received a $1.25 million roster bonus Tuesday.

Only defensive end Leonard Little and quarterback Marc Bulger remain from the team that lost Super Bowl 36 in 2002 to the Patriots, and Bulger was an inactive third-string quarter for every game that season.

The Rams are trying to get younger as they rebuild after going 2-14 in 2008 and 5-27 over the last two seasons. Since the end of last season they've named a new general manager, Billy Devaley, a new coach, Steve Spagnuolo, cut several veteran players and signed three free agents from other teams.

— This report contains material from The Associated Press

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holt 32, is three years younger than T.O, he won't sign a one year deal, there will be teams ready to give him a three year deal

The odds of Holt getting a multi-year deal coming off last season of injury and doubt is about the same as TO getting one from Buffalo and it didn't happen either. at BEST Holt might get a lower 2 year deal from someone. or some bloated 'fake' contract that would never be kept beyond 2 years, but even that is unlikely for the salary cap implications for Holt at this time. So from his perspective, to 'earn' his last nice contract the odds are extremely high he is gonna have to take a 1 year incentive laden deal. Taking a lowish 2 year deal will mean he misses out if he performs per his expectations this year. Finding a 'real' 3+ year deal would currently be impossible. I'm sure it won't be Dallas cause Jerreh is clearly an idiot, but you can bet this will be a deal probably very similar to TO, maybe less up front and more incentive cash. 2 years MAX and unlikely at best.

Holt isn't going to sign a one year deal. Get a clue people!!!

His agent will want atleast a three year deal and there will be many suiters for his services

Holt would be the tonic that this discombobulated Cowboy team needs because he's got skins on the wall and would not tolerate any of the foolishness in the locker room (or on the playing field for that matter). Plus he's got a couple more years of 80+ catch seasons left in him. He was in decline in St Louis because that organization drained his spirit. The new scenery in Dallas would revive the man. He also has the ability to show the Cowboy players verbally and through physical example how they are wasting their great talents and letting glory slip through their hands for no real reason at all. I would go get him if I was Jerry because Holt could drive this bus to a super bowl. But I'm not Jerry, and Holt will probably end up somewhere else to give his all for one last shot at glory.

Holt would be the tonic that this discombobulated Cowboy team needs because he's got skins on the wall and would not tolerate any of the foolishness in the locker room (or on the playing field for that matter). Plus he's got a couple more years of 80+ catch seasons left in him. He was in decline in St Louis because that organization drained his spirit. The new scenery in Dallas would revive the man. He also has the ability to show the Cowboy players verbally and through physical example how they are wasting their great talents and letting glory slip through their hands for no real reason at all. I would go get him if I was Jerry because Holt could drive this bus to a super bowl. But I'm not Jerry, and Holt will probably end up somewhere else to give his all for one last shot at glory.

I doubt a guy with Holt's resume would sign a 1 yr deal. He has been in decline for the last few years, but is a good solid guy and might see a bit of a revival with Dallas' offense. I'll be pissed if he signs with Philly and Jerry doesn't even talk to him.

Holt could be a key one year deal for the Cowboys! Time for Jerry to step up!

i would sign him to a 1 year deal'' but i will still draft a receiver in the draft,he will make tony romo better because he runs perfect routs'and he will not cause trouble in the locker room.

Love to have him come in and be a better #81 than we've had the past few years!

1 year based on incentives...why not?

only Jerreh could be so stupid to completely ignore Torry Holt cause "we don't need any WRs." Seriously Jerreh? Where are they? Ole one-foot-never-been-a-1-Roy? Always-injured Hurd/Austin/Stanback with about 8 games total between them? Or the pride the joy, our good possession receiver in Crayton?

Whoa, that depth is making GMs across the league (real GMs, not owner-wannabe-GMs) quaking in their boots! I don't know how a defensive coordinator will be able to come up with a gameplan to shut this group down!

It'd be one thing to have no interest in Holt cause he's also getting up there in years and injuries. I don't agree, but I'd understand. But to have no interest cause we have no need at WR? Where can I get some of what you smokin Jerry?

I'd love to see if Holt would be willing to take a low salary incentive one year deal. At the least it couldn't hurt to kick the tires on a real WR instead of these no talent assclowns in Dallas today. I don't know why I get my hopes up every year. As long as Jerreh thinks he's a GM, this is never going to improve. Turrible.

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