Dolphins Raid Cowboys’ Cupboard, Sign Davis

Miami Dolphins safety Keith Davis
The Miami Dolphins have sure taken a liking to Dallas Cowboys personnel lately; according to the Miami Herald, on Tuesday, the team signed former Cowboys free safety Keith Davis – reuniting him with former Cowboys’ secondary coach Todd Bowles. Davis, a special teams standout, will no doubt improve the Dolphins’ coverage unit that struggled mightily in 2007; he will battle with Michael Lehan and Jason Allen for a starting spot at safety. Even though Davis wasn’t really a true starter since 2005 when he started 15 games, he signed with Miami with the hopes that he can be much more than a mere special teams player.

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2 Responses to “Dolphins Raid Cowboys’ Cupboard, Sign Davis”

  1. cowboycards says:

    Davis is a very solid special teams player but he’s not talented enough to start at safety. If the Dolphins are looking to make him a starter, they are hurting for sure.

  2. MadDog says:

    Below is a story from the Dallas Morning News which explains why the Dolphins brought Davis in.

    “Keith Davis signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. The Cowboys will miss him more than many of you think.

    That’s because Davis brought attitude to the Cowboys’ special teams, and the defense in the limited opportunities he received.

    If you don’t believe that, then ask yourself why the South Beach Cowboys, led by Bill Parcells, Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano, made sure they added Davis to their roster.

    The Dolphins stink. We all know that. Parcells and his group need to change the culture.

    Guys like Davis do that.

    Davis doesn’t have the most athletic ability. He’s not the biggest or the fastest or the strongest. He bites too much on play-action passes, and he gambles too much.

    But he plays the game with a passion that can’t be duplicated, he works hard, and most important, he plays the game with no fear.


    He doesn’t believe he can be blocked. He doesn’t believe he can be stopped on kick coverage.

    He believes he’s the biggest, baddest junkyard dog on the field ? and it doesn’t matter if everyone else thinks he’s crazy.

    He believes that in his heart, and his attitude rubs off on others. That’s what made him a valuable member of the Cowboys and why he’ll soon become a fan favorite in Miami.”