Cowboys cut Quincy

Most Browns fans will agree that Butch Davis did very little for the Browns during his tenure as head coach, but the one thing he did right was deal Quincy Morgan to the Cowboys for Antonio Bryant last October. Morgan occassionally flashed some skill and potential while he was with Cleveland but his inconsistency was maddening. So when Butch swapped Morgan for Bryant, the Biletnikoff Award winner in 2000 as college football’s best receiver, I was estatic.

Now, nearly one year later, the trade looks even better for Browns fans. Bryant seems poised to have a breakout year as the team’s #1 receiver while the Cowboys, after signing free agent Peerless Price, cut Morgan Monday. Buried on the depth chart as the fourth or even fifth receiver, Morgan’s $750,000 base salary was too much for the Cowboys to swallow.

So, perhaps for the first time and certainly for the last, I say: Thank you Butch Davis.

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