Sherman Has No Regrets with Glenn

The Dallas Cowboys made their biggest move of the young offseason Friday by trading for former Green Bay wide receiver Terry Glenn. While the loss may sting Packers' offense next season, head coach Mike Sherman says he has no regrets about sending Glenn to Big D.

Nearly a year after Green Bay acquired Terry Glenn in a trade with the New England Patriots, the wide receiver was dealt Friday to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a sixth round selection in the 2004 NFL draft.
Glenn was slowed by injuries in his only season with the Packers. He suffered a pair of knee injuries in training camp, migraines early in the season and a bruised tailbone late in the season, raising questions about his durability.

The Packers worked hard to get Glenn last year when they revamped their receiving corp. With the emergence of Donald Driver, Robert Ferguson and Javon Walker last year, Packers coach and general manager Mike Sherman felt it was best to deal Glenn and clear $1.4 million in salary cap space rather than fork out a $500,000 roster bonus on March 4.

"Robert Ferguson has matured more than any player in our program this past year," Sherman said. "I think he's proven himself that he's going to be a very fine player. Javon Walker as well. I'm also excited about the two other younger guys - Karsten Bailey and Devin Lewis. I think it's a position that was not very strong a year ago that has become a position of strength and allowed me an opportunity to let Terry go, which will allow me to have some money and do some other things at some other positions from a salary cap standpoint."

The Packers gave up a fourth round pick and last year's draft and a fourth round pick in this year's draft to the Patriots for Glenn, who was acquired on March 11, 2002 by the Packers. Glenn finished with 56 catches for 817 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games. Of Glenn's 56 catches, 43 were for first downs (76.8%, third best in the NFC).

Simply put, Mike Sherman has no regrets.

"If you told me a year ago I'd get Terry Glenn for two fours, yes I would think it was worth it, without question," he said. "That's before we had the emergence of three receivers on our roster. We have had guys emerge, so now he became more expendable."

Glenn will come to Dallas with high expectations playing along side of current wide receivers Joey Galloway and Antonio Bryant, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be the number one receiver for the Cowboys next season.

"My role is to be the best member of the Dallas Cowboys that I can be," Glenn told the Dallas Morning News. "I'm not going to say that I'm coming in here to start. I'm coming in here to work hard and compete."

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