FanHouse's Calvin Watkins was the first to report last week that the Cowboys were shopping Ellis.
Based on what Jones told Dallas reporters, the team is in no rush to make the actual move. Ellis will not be attending OTAs, and Jones said he's given Ellis and his agent permission to try and arrange a trade with another team if they can. The Cowboys would rather trade Ellis than release him and have to pay the $1.5 million guaranteed portion of his salary, but his $5.6 million salary and his salary cap number of $6.25 million are likely to make a trade difficult.
From Tim MacMahon at the Dallas Morning News:
"We're not in a big hurry to technically do anything," said Jerry Jones, who talked to Ellis this morning. "He's looking at his options, and we're looking at our options. But it's probably likely that Greg will be playing somewhere else next year. We'll see how that goes the next few days."The Cowboys are moving away from Ellis because they want to move 2007 first-round draft pick Anthony Spencer into a starting role.