Flozell Adams not crying over Cowboys

FORT WORTH -- Flozell Adams didn't talk with reporters much when he played with the Cowboys for 12 years.

He grumbled at times and offered some off-the-record comments from time-to-time. But when it came for something insightful, you didn't get much.

But Adams talked with reporters on Monday about how he was let go by the Cowboys last season. The team wanted to move Doug Free from right tackle to left tackle and to do so it had to let Adams go.

There are no hard feelings.

"It's one of the things with the game. Whether you’re a rookie an old vet it's going to happen eventually," Adams said. "I just did what I had to do and picked a team I wanted to go to. I wasn’t crying or anything like that or boo-hooing. I was like 'OK, that's it. It's time to move to the next level,' and that’s what I did."

Adams said he still speaks to some of his old teammates and exchanges text messages with Free.

"I talk to Doug and he did a pretty good job this year. I taught him well," Adams said. "I always watched their games whenever I can and just look at him and hopefully he won. Sometimes he messed up and I would text him and say 'You know you're not supposed to do that.'''

Adams went from playing for Jerry Jones, one of the NFL's more visible owners, to the Rooney family, among the more reserved owners.

"They have different styles," Adams said. "They're both great organizations and I like being with the Cowboys and I like being here. It's a two-way street going in the same direction."