IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys finally acquired Keyshawn Johnson on Thursday, reaching agreement on a deal that will send Joey Galloway to Tampa Bay.
On the same day the NFL told the team it would approve their eight-year contract with quarterback Drew Henson, owner Jerry Jones said Dallas has a handshake deal to send receiver Galloway to Tampa Bay for Johnson.
Jones said the Cowboys had agreed on a handshake deal with Tampa that involves Dallas reworking Galloway's contract.
Johnson agreed weeks ago to a four-year, $20 million contract with a $4 million bonus.
As for Henson, the league approved the contract, but has not officially announced it within the NFL. It did informed the Cowboys, however, that it had been approved.
"We're pleased that the technical aspects of the league approving the agreement is behind us," Jones said. "We're all set there."
Henson is returning to football after three years of pro baseball.
Among the nation's top recruits coming out of high school, Henson played 16 games his first two seasons at Michigan despite backing up Tom Brady. He started eight of the nine games he played as a junior.
Kewshawn Johnson in Big D is going to be very interesting, although I think Bill Parcells will use him well, due to their past. As a matter of fact, I remember reading a recent story about Parcells saying that he didn't have a bad thing to say about Keyshawn.
Originally posted by MARTYEWRKewshawn Johnson in Big D is going to be very interesting, although I think Bill Parcells will use him well, due to their past. As a matter of fact, I remember reading a recent story about Parcells saying that he didn't have a bad thing to say about Keyshawn.
He gets his possession receiver and Bucs get a burner. Actually makes sense.
Family lore said that my parents almost named me Blair (so I'd have been Blair Coale), so I would have had a similar name to him and would have been funny as I almost went to Notre Dame too. I really only remember his college career, not his NFL stint.