As former NFL receiver and GMFB host Nate Burleson points out, the Cowboys do have a great offensive line.
“Well, I mean, that’s good. But I need a little more … security,” Favre responded, laughing.
Technically, there’s no rule against Hall of Fame players returning to play football, but it’s never happened and is very unlikely to. And Favre playing for the Cowboys is definitely not going to happen, but jokes about him coming out of retirement are always funny.
Coming back to reality, some actual quarterbacks the Cowboys have been connected to include Josh Freeman and Josh McCown.
1-10 percent: I used Alshon Jeffery earlier as the example of a career still in its infancy.
Kyle Long has three Pro Bowl appearances in three seasons, even if the most recent of them was a generous gift given his uneven play at tackle. Back inside at guard, Long should continue to excel, but he’s already entering his age-28 season. (For reference: Long was drafted during his age-25 season. Tyron Smith just finished his age-25 season, and it was his fifth year in the NFL.) Interior linemen have to be great for a long time to make the Hall, and even if he stays healthy, Long might find it difficult to rack up the counting honors needed. 20 percent
The Arizona Cardinals are going to squeeze every drop out of quarterback Carson Palmer and receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald, who will turn 33 on Aug. 31, and Palmer, who will be 37 on Dec. 27, were each given one-year extensions by the Cardinals. Palmer is now signed through 2018, when he’ll turn 39, and Fitzgerald is signed through 2017.
Palmer’s extension is worth $24.35 million, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said, and his 2016 and 2017 salaries are now fully guaranteed.