The sometimes outspoken, always under appreciated (at least in his eyes), and massively publicized Johnson signed a contract today with the Dallas Cowboys, completing a trade that sent veteran wide receiver Joey Galloway to Tampa Bay.
Galloway never aome close to reaching the level he was at with the Seattle Seahawks.
A close inspection of his numbers in Dallas tell the whole story.
Galloway, a former All-Pro in Seattle never caught more than 61 passes in a year with the Cowboys. He also never wentover the 1,000 yard mark in a season, and he managed just 12 touchdowns in 4 seasons in Valley Ranch.
The Bucs offered a one-year deal to the former Ohio State Buckeye Thursday afternoon for $2 million with another $600,000 in reachable incentives.
After taking a night to think it over, Galloway signed a contract with the Bucs earlier today.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys will add the services of Johnson, considered one of the most physically gifted athletes in the National Football League. Johnson averaged almost 84 catches for 1,100 yards and 5 touchdowns per season during his first three years in Tampa.
The last year his production fell off after a dispute with John Gruden.
After just 10 games of action, Johnson was surprisingly deactivated after a dispute with Gruden.
"For whatever reason he didn't want to be here anymore. He let me know that some time after one of our early games," Gruden told reporters after the Bucs' 4-6 start.
Sources said that Johnson missed mandatory meetings earlier in the week, and also missed curfew twice on the night before road games.
The Bucs had enough, promptly deactivated him, and held hope to trade him this offseason.
Despite playing in 5 fewer games in 2003, Johnson's numbers were almost better than Galloway's. (45 catches for 600 yards and three touchdowns vs. 34 catches for 672 yards and two TDs)
In coming to Dallas, Johnson will also be reunited with his former coach with the New York Jets- Bill Parcells.
Keyshawn to Dallas Done
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