Cowboys Release Greg Ellis

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have released Greg Ellis, ending the linebacker's career after 11 seasons and the eighth-most sacks in club history.

Tuesday's announcement was no surprise. A week before, team owner Jerry Jones said the club was planning to cut Ellis if he couldn't be traded.

The Cowboys bypassed Randy Moss to take Ellis with the eighth overall pick in the 1998 draft. He had 77 sacks and 634 tackles over 162 games and led the team in sacks six times.

Ellis was a defensive end for most of that time, then moved to linebacker when Bill Parcells changed to a 3-4 defense. He grumbled
at first, then tore his Achilles' tendon. He returned in 2007 and had his best season with 12½ sacks in 13 games, earning NFL comeback player of the year honors.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 46753227 - kolotv.com/a?a=46753227
Gray Television, Inc.