Dallas drops Spurlock, Detroit snaps him up

SPURLOCK

SPURLOCK

Daily Journal, wire reports

There’s a good reason while some folks say NFL stands for “Not For Long.”

Just ask former Ole Miss quarterback Michael Spurlock.

On Sunday, Spurlock returned a punt 62 yards to help set up the first touchdown of the day for Dallas, a team which had only signed him earlier in the week. The Cowboys went on to beat Washington 24-23.

So Spurlock had earned some job security, right?

Not for long.

On Wednesday – yep, Christmas – the Cowboys cut Spurlock to make room for a 41-year-old quarterback, Jon Kitna, who retired after the 2011 season.

Dallas needs a backup for Kyle Orton, who’s expected the start the regular-season finale on Sundya against Philadelphia. Regular started Tony Romo si reportedly done for the season with a back injury,

All that shuffling left Spurlock out in the cold, right?

Not for long. The Detroit Lions, the team that cut him earlier in the season, grabbed him off the waiver wire later in the day.