Hat tip: Extreme Skins.
Speculation began on Todd Wade's role after he signed a 6M, two year deal last week. Would he replace Dockery at Left Guard? Or is he still the competent backup Tackle he was last year? Or perhaps some of both?
Inside Slant suggests he is filling Derrick Dockery's shoes:
And while I agree with the premise, that backup Tackles don't get paid his money, starting Guards don't get paid Todd Wade's contract either. Dockery's 49M contract is a looooong ways away from the 6M Wade just signed. So is the cool 49M Leonard Davis picked up, and ostensibly the Cowboys will move him to Guard as well.
Maybe Todd Wade picked up a sweet backup Tackle contract because we could use him as starting Guard if we run out of options. Just because he's a bit overpaid for one position (and absolutely underpaid for another) doesn't mean that isn't where he'll eventually end up.
All that said, I'd be fine with Todd Wade getting a shot at that Guard position, and so is he:
Perhaps a 3rd or 4th round draft pick (after we trade down, of course) could permanently secure our interests in that position. Thoughts?