Cowboys Tag Ken Hamlin

Today the Cowboys applied the franchise tag to Ken Hamlin. This makes me happy on two levels — the first being that Hamlin simply isn’t as good as the compensation he’s going to be paid. And when one of your rivals is overpaying for a player, that’s a good thing.

The second reason I’m happy is that it seals the deal on Flozell Adams — he’s going to be an unrestricted free agent. If and when he signs with a new team Trent Cole will be matching up with someone new next year when the Eagles play the Cowboys. Adams has dominated Cole in the past, and this is excellent news for the Eagles.

Even though Adams is getting up in age, when your rival loses a good player — a left tackle at that — it’s a good thing.