Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Houston Texans safety Danieal Manning (38) returns a kickoff during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Texans 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Danieal Manning might want to play for Dallas Cowboys?


The Houston Texans finally decided to cut ties with safety Danieal Manning on Monday afternoon, a move that has been rumored dating back to January.

There was a report circulating last week suggesting that Manning and the Texans had reworked his contract (which is why it likely took so long for the team to release Manning) but that report proved to be in error and the Texans parted ways with the veteran safety today.

So what’s next for the soon-to-be 32-year-old? Well, according to Around The League and Ian Rapoport, it’s possible Manning could sign with the Dallas Cowboys.

Great minds… RT @NFL_ATL: Texans release vet safety Danieal Manning. Might he stay in Lone Star State with Cowboys?

It should be noted that the idea of Manning playing for the Cowboys is merely educated speculation given their need and Manning’s potential desire to remain in Texas.

Still, the Cowboys could certainly do worse than Manning in their secondary.

Meanwhile, Chris Clemons and D.J. Swearinger should handle safety duties for the Texans moving forward.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Danieal Manning Houston Texans

  • Scott.

    1 year 2.5 and bring in some experience. Being from Houston I’ve seen a lot of him. It would be an instant upgrade.

  • SWIFTSLICK7

    Don’t take a pay cut, find another team. Houston is silly looking for a discount on an guy that had 77 tackles in 2012 (which he was on pace for in 2013 before the hyperextended knee).