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Johnson Looking To Sign With Cowboys

tankjohnson2.jpgIt seems the Cowboys are more concerned with shoring up their defensive line than taking a chance on Tank Johnson getting into more legal trouble.  Johnson was seen in the hotel the Cowboys stay in before home games and talked about serious and lenghty negotiations with Jerry Jones.   Of course the Cowboys can sign him, but he isn’t allowed to practice or have any physical contact with the team until he completes his 8-game NFL suspension. 

“I’m here to work some things out. I’m looking here for a fresh start,” Johnson said of the possible deal with Dallas.  He also stated that he didn’t blame the Bears organization for releasing him.

Johnson was released by the Chicago Bears in June of this year shortly after being arrested in Arizona for speeding and violation of a probated gun sentence for which he served 18 months in jail during the off-season.  

Although not a nose tackle for Chicago, he was part of a very tough defensive front four during his three years in Chicago.  Drafted in ’04 in the second round by the Bears, he had 9 sacks and 63 career tackles with 52 of them solo.    Dallas lost their starting NT Jason Ferguson to injury in the first game of the season and have been using Jay Ratliff, a reserve DT and recently re-signed NT Remi Ayodele.  Johnson is expected at Valley Ranch sometime today for a physical and could be signed this week, if everything is worked out. 

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One Response to “Johnson Looking To Sign With Cowboys”

  1. Jeff says:

    I don’t know if I like this idea. Who’s going to be this guy’s mentor, T.O.? I think he is a train wreck waiting to happen. Good thing is he’ll probably screw up before the 8 game suspension is over and Dallas can release him again. If he makes it through, then maybe he’ll work out.

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