IRVING, Texas -- For Steve Walsh, yesterday was Emancipation Day, Independence Day and Draft Day, all balled into one long-awaited transfer from the Dallas Cowboys to his personal Mardi Gras with the New Orleans Saints.
"This is like draft day all over again," said Walsh, who finally, mercifully, was traded to the Saints. "There will be high expectations from the fans, who expect you to be a superstar. I find that exciting, not frightening at all."
What was received in exchange for Walsh, the 23-year-old backup quarterback, excites Cowboys management. Dallas gets the Saints' No. 1 and No. 3 picks next year. In 1992, the Cowboys get a second-rounder that can move to a No. 1.