Dallas signs Glover

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2002

La'Roi Glover, the NFL sack leader in 2000, is now a Dallas Cowboy, the biggest-name free agent signed by Dallas since Deion Sanders seven years ago.

Whether he can perform again like an All-Pro is another matter.

Glover, who slipped from 17 sacks to eight last season, signed with the Cowboys on Tuesday after being cut by the New Orleans Saints for salary cap reasons.

New England, meanwhile, signed the tall wide receiver it felt it needs, adding 6-foot-4 Donald Hayes. He provides an option to Troy Brown and David Patten, both 5-10, the starters on New England's Super Bowl winner last season.

And New Orleans re-signed kicker John Carney and signed cornerback Dale Carter and wide receiver Jake Reed from Minnesota.

The Cowboys' signing of Glover is an indication that Dallas' salary cap woes, which began with the signing of Sanders in 1995, have eased a bit.

Dallas has already re-signed safety Darren Woodson and guard Larry Allen, two of the few holdovers from the Super Bowl seasons.

The only other outsider added was deep snapper and tight end Jeff Robinson from St. Louis.

Glover could change the Cowboys' draft strategy, too. Dallas holds the sixth overall pick and could either trade down or take someone other than the several defensive tackles who are projected as high choices.



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