Kellen Davis one who got away from Cowboys

September, 29, 2012
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IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys targeted eight free agents almost immediately when free agency began in March and signed seven of them.

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The only player to visit Valley Ranch and Cowboys Stadium and not sign with Dallas was tight end Kellen Davis, who chose to return to Chicago with a two-year, $6 million deal.

Davis visits Cowboys Stadium on Monday with the Bears and has three catches for 41 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown grab.

After the Cowboys lost out on Davis, they chose not to pursue another free agent, going with John Phillips as the No. 2 to Jason Witten and eventually drafting James Hanna in the sixth round.

“He’s a big, strong, Y-tight end," head coach Jason Garrett said. “He can play on the line as a blocker and we thought he was a good receiver. I thought we did a really good job landing most of the guys we targeted. He felt like that situation in Chicago was better for him. He’s obviously their starting tight end. (Jason) Witten was going to be our starting tight end here. We had to explain what his role was going to be. When he put it all together, he felt like that was a better spot for him, but we like him a lot and he’s playing well for them."

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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