Big Name QBs Likely to Lead Cut List

The Cowboys will have their share of quarterbacks to chose from this week as Kurt Warner, Vinny Testeverde, Rodney Peete, and a whole host of other players will likely be there for the taking.

The NFL teams that are still in salary cap trouble will start eliminating those problems tomorrow. A star-studded list of quarterbacks could be on that list.

There was a time not too long ago when teams felt they absolutely had to get a veteran quarterback to play alongside their young QBs as insurance in case the youngster failed.

That has obviously changed. With teams like the Giants, Cardinals, 49ers, Ravens, Bears and Cowboys looking at young unproven starters without veteran backups, it makes the anticipated June 1 cuts even more curious.

Former league MVP Kurt Warner and former first overall draft pick Tim Couch are all but assured to be cut and names like Brad Johnson, Rich Gannon, Vinny Testaverde and Rodney Peete have also been thrown out.

Where any of them land remains a mystery.

Other big names that may have to find work elsewhere include Titans RB Eddie George, wide receivers Muhsin Muhammad and David Terrell, Packers DE Joe Johnson, Falcons CB Tyrone Williams, Bears DT Bryan Robinson and Redskins LB Jeremiah Trotter.

Teams that release players on or after June 1 can split the salary cap hit between the 2004 and 2005 cap.

The Cowboys are expected to begin pursuing at least one veteran quarterback this week, most likely Testeverde. Bill Parcells and Testeverde teamed up to take the Jets all the way to the AFC Championship game in 1999, and the two have been long rumored to reunite in Valley Ranch.

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