I see no problem with what Ellis is doing. You guys like to say football is a business, IMO he is trying to take care of one of the uglier business aspects of the game. To make the most money you can in your career. The Cowboys want him to take a lesser role, then likely release so they won't have to pay him for the last two years of his contract I believe. But his lesser role with the team would make it harder for him to sign a contract with a new team that would allow him to recoup the money that he will lose when he is released. All the Cowboys have to do to shut him up is ensure that they will pay him the last years of the contract. That is money for which he signed to play. Under the rules, the Cowboys are not required to guarantee him that money (and that seems ok with most fans). And under those same rules, Ellis is not required to go to the off season work outs (and that seems to be a real problem for those same fans). It seems to me, you guys want a player to only be about the business, when it better suits the team that you root for, not when it comes down to looking after his best interests. I don't mind that Ellis is taking this route, and I wish the Cowboys would grant him his wish and release him, so they can go on with their plans of building a superbowl contender this season. I don't think the loss of Ellis will hamper those efforts much at all.