Dallas Cowboys RFA Decisions: Hurd ‘Em Up, Head ‘Em out

March 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sam Hurd is done in Dallas. The Dallas Cowboys elected not to tender the restricted free agent.
In his four seasons with the Cowboys, Sam Hurd caught just 45 passes for 630 yards and two touchdowns. He has languished on the bench as a second- and third-string wide receiver for the entirety of his career. Despite showing flashes of potential, bigger names and contracts have always taken precedent. (Hello, Roy Williams.)
Sam Hurd has been a standout as a special teams player. The Cowboys, however, do not think that warrants a tender and Hurd is not satisfied to remain in his current role. He wants to be in a place where he can challenge for a starting position.
In other restricted free-agent news, The Cowboys did give Doug Free the highest tender, meaning that another team wanting to offer him more would have to give the Cowboys a first- and third-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft in order to do so, provided the Cowboys did not match whatever offer the other team made.

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