Jerry Jones Statement Regarding Flozell Adams
Cutting a player with a tenure as long as Flozell Adams is always a difficult task. In a team-issued statement, owner Jerry Jones made it clear just how valuable of an asset Adams has been over the years:
“Having a left tackle of Flozell Adams caliber has been a luxury for the Dallas Cowboys for the past 12 years. That position is one of the most difficult to play and one of the three or four most important spots on an NFL roster. Throughout our entire time here with the Cowboys this franchise has been blessed to first have Mark Tuinei and then be able to plug Flozell right in there as a second round pick in 1998.
I have never experienced what it is like to have a team that doesn’t enjoy excellent play at the left tackle position. When we first selected Flozell, we thought we would move Larry Allen to left tackle, but that never happened because Flo was able to step right in and play at a high level very early on in his career. We just put him in there and never looked back.”