The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive end Marcellus Wiley. Wiley, signed a four-year, $16 million contract last off-season, but miserably failed to live up to expectations in 2004.
For the year, he recorded just three sacks.
By releasing Wiley, the Cowboys should save the Cowboys around $250,000 in cap space for this year.
Interestingly enough, Wiley was one of the most vocal players on the team in 2004. He criticized the Cowboys' coaching staff for "misleading" him in to coming to the Cowboys organization.
"I was told I'd be a defensive end, told I'd be able to rush the passer and told I'd be preserved," Wiley told reporters near the end of the season. "But if everyone would have told me all this would have occurred, I would not have stepped foot in Texas."
On March 12, 2004, the date of his signing with the Cowboys, the former Chargers star was signing an entirely different tune.
"The Cowboys are synonymous with success," said Wiley at the press conference announcing his signing. "They are a team on the rise. I want to be a part of it."
One year later, Wiley finds himself moving on.
No Surprise: Wiley Gone
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