Decade Of Futility – When Dallas Cowboys CB Derek Ross Went From Rookie Phenom To Unemployed
Rookies are heralded as a breed of football player corrupted by mistakes. Somebody forgot to relay this bit of information to cornerback Derek Ross in 2002. With the Cowboys alarmingly thin at the position after the team waived veteran Bryant Westbrook before Week 2, the rookie Ross found himself inserted into the lineup across from Mario Edwards confronted with the challenge of stopping some of the NFL’s best wide receivers.
Ross proved more than capable, intercepting five passes while totaling 62 tackles before a late-season injury against San Francisco sidelined him for the remaining three games.
How then did Ross find himself released from the Cowboys less than twelve months later?
Find out in the book Decade of Futility.