Jul 1st 2008 3:59PM by Ryan Wilson (author feed)
Filed under: Cowboys, Falcons
Joe Horn’s cell phone won’t ring, which is weird given that’s sorta his shtick (although, to be fair, I don’t think he was making a call during that touchdown celebration). Recent speculation had the Cowboys interested in trading for the current Falcons wideout, but Jerry Jones shot down those rumors, and Horn pretty much agreed to as much during an interview with ESPN radio.
He also made a plea for the Cowboys — anybody, really — to save him from the NFL Siberia that has become the Atlanta Falcons, while also admitting that he understands why it might not happen. “To come there and be on the other side of T.O. would be fabulous, but right now, that hasn’t happened. No conversations have been made and all that is speculation.”
Horn was realistic and said “asking for a draft pick for a 36-year-old at my salary is kind of hard.” But Horn also knows the Falcons want to go with younger players. He said he’d rather go somewhere else because Horn believes he can still start in the NFL. I mentioned it last week, but the Cowboys don’t have much need for Horn. He may still be a fine No. 2 receiver, but so too are Terry Glenn, Patrick Crayton, and, hell, Jason Witten. I certainly understand why Horn might want to play somewhere other than Atlanta; I just don’t see the Cowboys being the team to help him out of that predicament.