The Cowboys took one very large linemen off the market on Thursday evening, as they have come to terms with Pro Bowl left tackle Flozell Adams. Sources say that the Cowboys and Adams have agreed to terms on a six-year deal worth more than $42 million with $15 mil in guaranteed money over the first three years of the deal. “I’m just really happy to be here,” Adams told the team’s Web site. Asked if he considered leaving Dallas, he added, “Nope. Not at all.”
There was concern that the Cowboys would lose Adams if he hit the open market at 12:01 tonight, as already the one team that seemed to have their eyes on the 340 pounder was the Dolphins, a team that needs help on the O-line. Instead, Adams will be staying put on the Cowboys O-line, protecting franchise QB Tony Romo.
Adams has been with the Boys since being drafted in the second-round back in 1998. He turns 33 in May, but has made the Pro Bowl in four of the last five seasons, and it seems like there is more than enough gas left in the tank to be able to play at least 2-3 more seasons should he avoid injury. He missed 10 games back in 2005 with a knee injury, the only games he’s missed in 10 seasons.
The team also moved to keep three of their restricted free agents, putting tenders on Pro Bowl running back Marion Barber ($2.56 million, the highest), defensive end Chris Canty ($2.017 million) and guard Joe Berger ($927,000).