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Cheese Curds, 6/29: Cobb readies for big year, Cowboys wanted Favre in mid-2000s

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Apparently, Bill Parcells wanted to trade for #4 during his time in Dallas.

Brett Favre

Imagine Brett Favre as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo in a Green Bay Packers uniform.

Give it a second...

Okay, now that the shock has worn off, let’s discuss. Apparently that was a real possibility at some point in the mid-2000s, as Bill Parcells was very interested in bringing Favre to Dallas during his tenure there. However, he balked when the Packers asked for Tony Romo in return. Of course, Romo probably would have been happy to return to his home state, but Packers fans should obviously be pleased and grateful that our team ended up with Aaron Rodgers instead.

As you’ll see, the exact year this took place and the details of the situation aren’t clear, but this revelation comes from a very reputable source.

While we’re busy looking back, we also must look forward to 2017 in today’s Curds. Randall Cobb is doing just that, while keeping the 2016 postseason in the back of his mind as a reminder that he is still capable of making a huge impact in the middle of the field. Reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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