Nnamdi Asomugha had a tough choice: the New York Jets or the Dallas Cowboys?
Panthers sign Newton: No. 1 draft pick Cam Newton signed with the Carolina Panthers and reported to training camp in Spartanburg, S.C.
So Dallas is sticking with Newman.
Uh, no hard feelings, right Terence?
Newman said Sunday in his first interview since Asomugha jilted the Cowboys for the division rival Eagles. Like everyone else on the Dallas defense, Newman struggled last season. Newman gave up 58 receptions for 871 yards and three touchdowns. Secondary coach Dave Campo said Saturday that the front office never should’ve tried to sign Asomugha and new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan tried to downplay how seriously the Cowboys negotiated. Jones added that Newman knows “you can’t have enough corners, enough outstanding corners.” Coach Jason Garrett joined the chorus on Sunday, calling Newman “a very talented guy.”
Newman didn’t have that last season. “This fly is kicking my (butt),” Newman said at one point.
Asomugha, a premier shutdown corner, wound up signing with Philadelphia. Newman said nobody in the organization talked to him about the club's bid to sign Asomugha, and that's OK.
Newman said he missed all of it.
So any hurt feelings?
Newman said. Newman said. Newman could blame his troubles in 2010 on an injury.