We’re still stuck in football limbo but that doesn’t mean Michael Huff can’t try and secure work once a new CBA is in place.
As the Raiders were racing against the clock to secure key free agents before the lockout, Huff was left out. Now the safety has designs on returning to his native Texas to play for the Cowboys.
All signs indicate Huff could be a great fit for Jerry’s Boys. Huff is from Texas, went to school in Austin and for good measure his original NFL defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan, will be on the sidelines for the Cowboys.
At the University of Texas’ pro day last week Huff made his case to be a Cowboy with Charen Williams of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.
“That’s home, but you never know what’s going to happen. I’ve got to want to go there, but they’ve got to want me. There are a bunch of things that go into the process.”
But beyond his desire to return home, Huff wants to win more than anything else.
“That’s the only thing. Being here [at Texas], you get spoiled. You win all the time here and then you go there and have some tough years. Getting that Super Bowl ring is something they can never take away from you, like they can’t take away the national championship ring. That’s the next step, and I look forward to it.”
Now I’m not going to get into a debate as to who has a better shot at winning a Super Bowl in the near future. The last thing we need right about now is an asinine argument between Raider and Cowboy fans amid a lockout. But I will say this much. Huff would be a perfect fit for the Cowboys.
I must admit Huff has done and admirable job of working hard not to get lost in the shuffle. Just a couple years ago he looked like he was going to be another draft bust out of the league or relegated to special teams. To his credit he worked his way back onto the field and has put together his best two seasons of pro football. Heck, I even issued an apology to him.
That being said, anyone who drops a rumored $25,000 on a stripper during a work stoppage is just dying to be on Jerry’s payroll. Huff Daddy will blend in perfectly with the Boys and their all sizzle no steak roster.
So, does going to Dallas give Huff a better chance at winning? The realistic answer is nobody can answer that question. The proof is in the pudding. Last season began with the Cowboys hailed as Super Bowl contenders and the Raiders were thought to be in line for another 11-loss debacle.
Remind me again…how did the Boys do in 2010?
Now, will Huff and his penchant for making it monsoon in strip clubs be a great fit for the Cowboys? Absolutely. So in the Charlie Sheen sense, Huff would be ‘winning’ in Dallas.