It is understood that Super Bowl Hero wants to be a Dallas Cowboy in 2017
It has been reported that Malcolm Butler is far from impressed by the treatment he has received from the New England Patriots, especially after the team handed newly-signed free agent Stephon Gilmore a massive 5-year $65 million with $40 million guaranteed.
Butler believes that contract should had been his and the lack of respect the Patriots have shown in him – by not offering him a new deal or placing him on the trade table and now he just want out.
Butler has been heavily linked with a move to New Orleans, with the Saints desperately trying to free up cap to make the deal happen. But, it is now understood Butler has told people close to him he wants to become a Dallas Cowboy.
Butler just turned 27-years-old, and his best football is likely still ahead of him and the Cowboys are in desperate need of a cornerback of the calibre of Butler, with the departures of their top CB’s Brandon Carr (Ravens) and Morris Claiborne (Jets) via free agency.
The Cowboys cap space is currently very tight and accommodating a Malcom Butler contract as it stands would be difficult, especially competing against what New Orleans would be willing to offer him, but if they were to be serious about making him a Cowboy then one move by Jerry Jones would have to happen.
Jones would need to cut Tony Romo and give up on the hope that a team like the Denver Broncos or Houston Texan would buckle at the knee and trade for him.
The moving on from Tony Romo would free up around $6 million in cap space for 2017, but more in 2018 and which could afford the Cowboys to offer more of a back-end deal to Butler to make him a Cowboy.
The inclusion of Malcolm Butler immediately repair the issues in the secondary and would elevate the defense as a whole. Butler would improve the secondary more than either Carr or Claiborne and would be an anchor for a secondary in need of a spark.
Question is now will Jerry Jones Cut Tony Romo and bring Malcolm Butler to Dallas?