posted on Mar, 13 2004 @ 04:24 AM
Drew Henson is headed to Dallas, where the Cowboys already have two former minor league baseball players at quarterback. Henson will challenge starter
Quincy Carter, who once played in the Chicago Cubs' farm system, and Chad Hutchinson, a former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher. The Cowboys acquired
Henson from Houston for a 2005 third-round draft pick, then agreed Friday on an eight-year contract with the former Michigan quarterback.
Henson was selected in the sixth round by the Texans in last year's draft. Houston, which already has David Carr at quarterback, planned all along to
deal Henson, who spent three full-time seasons playing baseball in the New York Yankees' organization.But Friday, Henson agreed to a contract with a
guaranteed $3.5 million, the most ever for a sixth-round pick. He'll earn the minimum rookie salary of $228,000 this season, but with attainable
incentives he can easily increase his earnings over the length of the deal.