Michael Huff Makes His Pitch to be a Cowboy


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.

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  • Slam

    Huff played like crap his first few years but played on the most dysfunctional, poorly coached team in the NFL. He seemed to really come on last season, although perhaps he finally kicked it into gear for his next contract. In the absence of Nnamdi, I’m surprised Davis made no attempt to sign Huff Daddy. I think he’s a really good safety. Maybe Huffs agent gave Al the cold shoulder

    As far as your shot at the Cowboys, whatever. Seems like playing pro ball in the center of the football universe would be pretty great, especially if that’s where you played and won in college.

    And if making it rain in strip clubs is a deal breaker, then we need to shut down the NFL because that’s what most of those kids do.

  • Deeznutz

    Please get this guy (Huff) and Weddle form SD or Landry from BAL and lets get this Safety issue over and done with for the next 4-5 years..Please…..lets spend the draft getting Offensive Line men and a HUGE NT so we can move Ratty over to DE and solve all our issues

  • COWBOYlifer

    This is the one time i will agree. As we all know with the likelihood that sensabaugh will be hard to come up with after FA, so Huff would work to our advantage, especially knowing something of what Rob Ryan is going to expect. I think the move back to Texas would do him good, and trust me when I say, Newman and Jenkins will do fine, and that is not to say draft a corner, can’t have enough corners. With the Huff’s ability to work both safety spots, AOA and Church provide the link necessary to still bill able to man the secondary. You still never know what these safeties in the draft could bring…let’s remember church was a low draft pick, if not a RFA. Then again, let’s remember with a RYAN in the house anything is possible! We will be fine.

  • Chris Shellcroft

    Like I said, I’m proud of Huff for taking pride in his job and not allowing it to be taken by another man. It shows a true sense of professionalism.

    However, for you Cowboy fans that haven’t seen him play much let me give you a warning. Huff is one of those guys that will make a huge play and then turn around and make a huge mistake. As an open field tackler he’s pretty terrible, takes awful angles and seems to check in and out of the game over the course of a Sunday.

    But he will makes those huge plays that can turn the tide of a game so you have to be willing to put up with that.

    Personally, I’d like to see him back in Silver and Black but only if the price is right. AD can’t overpay a guy that has already made plenty with a bloated rookie contract. Maybe that’s why te Raiders didn’t make him a priority before the lockout.