Glover a Cowpoke

Browns lose out on free-agent defensive tackle.

After coming close to inking a contract with the Browns, the Cowboys stepped up their efforts and won the bidding war for defensive tackle La'Roi Glover, The Insiders has learned.

Glover's contract, which covers five years and will pay the talented tackle over $18 million over that period, will be officially announced at a press conference this afternoon in Dallas.

The Browns made a strong push for Glover's services, but, in the end, the Cowboys' desperate need for a pass rush from the interior of their line forced them to trump Cleveland's offer.

When Dallas got wind of Glover closing in on a deal with Cleveland last night, owner Jerry Jones stepped up the signing efforts.  The two sides reached an agreement in principle very early this morning after a whirlwind of negotiations that involved the Browns.

The Browns were given an opportunity to tweak their proposal, but quietly bowed out of the bidding.

After losing out on Glover, a source close to the Browns tells The Insiders to "not be surprised if attention is turned to [Lional] Dalton."

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