Report: Cowboys Release Peerless Price
IRVING, Texas (AP) _ The Dallas Cowboys released former Pro Bowl receiver Peerless Price on Saturday, according to a report on the team’s Web site.
Price, who signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract in September, played in seven games with one start for the Cowboys. He caught six passes for 96 yards and averaged 5.3 yards on 12 punt returns.
He was inactive four times earlier in the season before receiver Patrick Crayton injured his ankle in the Cowboys’ win against the New York Giants on Oct. 16. Crayton, who had 18 catches for 272 and two touchdowns before his injury, practiced this week and said he was ready to return.
Price picked Dallas in the offseason after also visiting Miami, New England and the New Orleans Saints.
Price chose the Cowboys for the chance to be reunited with Drew Bledsoe. With Bledsoe as his quarterback in Buffalo in 2002, Price had 94 catches for 1,252 yards and made the Pro Bowl.
He parlayed that season into a $37 million, seven-year contract with Atlanta, but never lived up to expectations.