It was debated some before the ink was even dry on the Marco Rivera FA contract. It got louder when Rivera subsequently injured his back. Louder still after Rivera logged his very unimpressive 2005 season. Now that the 2006 offseason is almost officially behind us the issue can be revisited once more. Shouldn't the Cowboys have targeted Rivera's Green Bay teammate and swingman OT/OG Wahle with their 2005 FA dollars. Wahle was younger, comparably priced, and scouting reports very, very positive. I think Carolina is pretty satisfied with their investment. The Cowboys are left to 'hope' that Rivera's dismal 2005 was due to his back injury and that the 2006 offseason will return him to Pro Bowl form. How much would it help this team to KNOW that we had RG covered at a high level for several more years? Unfortunately we are left to hope that Rivera doesn't become another black mark on Jerry's record of giving guys big money too late in their career. Probably the biggest personnel blunder we've made since (ouch) Jacob Rogers.