May 11, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants center Jamaal Jackson (70) walks off the field after minicamp at the Timex Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
The Dallas Cowboys who have been beset by injuries as well as a general lack of talent at the center position reached out to former Eagle Jamaal Jackson in hopes of bringing in some help in the middle. In fact, the team's official site reported that Jackson was poised to sign.
That story is now gone and the the teams' Dave Spadaro, Bryan Broaddus, reports that the team passed on Jackson after a poor workout.
Sounds like the team will pass on Jackson.and hunt else where. Workout was poor. Out of shape.— Bryan Broaddus (@BryanBroaddus) August 12, 2012
Then he denied that such a decision was ever made and said he was still looking for another opportunity. He got one with the Cowboys and obviously that didn't work out. While Jackson may not have decided to retire, the decision may already be made for him.
Either way, I think Eagles fans will always carry a high opinion of Jackson, who was really good player and an equally good guy during his time in Philadelphia. As an undrafted player from Delaware State, Jackson forged a 9 year NFL career and started 72 games. Pretty successful run any way you slice it.