Linebacker Shaquille Leonard has received offers from the Cowboys and Eagles. The Eagles picked up and signed a one-year contract on Tuesday.
The Eagles play the Cowboys in a key NFC East showdown on Sunday.
The Cowboys were disappointed but likely not surprised by Leonard’s decision given his relationship with Eagles coach Nick Sirianni, who was an assistant coach with the Colts for three seasons.
“Well, of course, we are very easy It can be seen here “Against us on Sunday,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday. “I just have to step back a little bit when I think about the guy, these are the times we live in where a player like that can be available and pick his team – which he can do – and be on the field within three or four days. It’s just a unique time period.” “Not by any means – if I sound like I’m complaining, I’m not – but it’s unique for me to think he can step up and play against us on Sunday.
“Certainly, on an individual level, I wish him the best. He deserves it. He’s had a very distinguished career. There was absolutely no money mentioned. I met him, had lunch with him and had a good visit with him, but there was no financial problem at all.” “So, that was not the case in any way. He obviously wanted to go where he thought he had the best chance. I certainly recognize and respect his decision there. There was no problem for us in terms of the confidence we have in our midfielders.” .
The Cowboys lost linebacker Leighton Vander Esch to a season-ending neck injury. But they are happy with Marquese Belle, who is now a starter, and with backup Rashaan Evans, who has been getting more playing time recently.
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