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Sunday, April 3, 2011
Is Michael Huff Dallas-bound?

By Bill Williamson

The push is on for Michael Huff to sign with the Dallas Cowboys when the lockout ends.

There is a lot of dot connecting that could make Dallas a prime contender to sign Oakland’s free-agent safety. Huff is from the Dallas area and he played at the University of Texas. The Cowboys need a safety and Huff played for new Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan early in his career with the Raiders.

Huff recently acknowledged the thought of going to Dallas to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram while he attended Texas’ pro day.

"That's home, but you never know what's going to happen," Huff said. "I've got to want to go there, but they've got to want me. There are a bunch of things that go into the process."

Huff, who made some strides in 2010, said that he wanted to play for a winner. The Raiders look to be headed in the right direction after going 8-8 in 2010.

"[Winning is] the only thing," Huff said. "Being here [at Texas], you get spoiled. You win all the time here and then you go there and have some tough years. Getting that Super Bowl ring is something they can never take away from you, like they can't take away the national championship ring. That's the next step, and I look forward to it."

Huff could always return to the Raiders, but it sounds like he’s, at least, interested in testing the market.

Meanwhile, Pat Kirwan of NFL.com believes the Raiders could be a good fit for Washington quarterback Jake Locker. Oakland would likely have to trade up from No. 48 to grab Locker.