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Posted on Thu, Jun. 03, 2004

Testaverde signing with Cowboys

By Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Star-Telegram Staff Writer

IRVING _ Veteran quarterback Vinny Testaverde, who was released Tuesday by the New York Jets, will sign with the Dallas Cowboys today.

A 1 p.m. news conference is set at Valley Ranch, the Cowboys headquarters.

Testaverde, 40, reunites with Cowboys coach Bill Parcells, who coached the Jets from 1997-99.

The addition of Testaverde gives the Cowboys five quarterbacks. Starter Quincy Carter, rookie Drew Henson, third-year veteran Chad Hutchinson and second-year man Tony Romo sits to pee.

Parcells has said that Carter will go into training camp as the team's starting quarterback. Parcells also has said the best players will play _ which fits Testaverde's goal of competing for a starting job.

The Cowboys wanted to add a veteran quarterback to push Carter, take over if Carter falters and/or serve as a mentor to rookie quarterback Drew Henson.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Testaverde, a 17-year National Football League veteran, played the past six seasons with the Jets. He passed for 1,385 yards in the team's first seven games in 2003 before rupturing his left Achilles tendon and missing the remainder of the season.

Testaverde has 40,943 career passing yards with 251 touchdowns and 231 interceptions. His career passing yards rank ninth all-time in the NFL.

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Everybody's talking about Gibbs being in danger of being out of touch with his offense. What the hell is Parcells doing? Trying to recreate the 90's Jets? Good plan Bill. You got Keyshawn and Testy...all you need now is to swap some young players for Curtis Martin.

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Originally posted by The X-Factor

Not a bad pickup seeing as though he as experience in Parcell's system.

The question arisses, where does Hutchinson go from here?

He actually hurt his shoulder pretty bad in his last outing in NFL Europe (which was awful by the way) and wont be participating in the teams summer mini-camps.

Which as we know with Parcells, is NOT a good thing.

The way I hear it, they will offer him up for any potential trade partners, wont find any and he will be let loose soon enough.

And no injury settlement will be necessary as he was injured in NFL Europe.

Dallas will take a $2 million cap hit spread out over two years if he is released.

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