Could be. Thought Parcells let him go while Leon still owned the team.
Still, he was allowed to leave as a FA because he didn't perform well here.
He underachieved his first 3 years, arguably because he was played out of position in a 3-4 defense. In his last year he was finally getting it and played great. So Bradway let him walk to take a huge and unnecessary gamble on Cowart.
Another guy not mentioned is Kareem Mckenzie. One of TB's better draft picks, we didn't want to pay him even though good OT's are really hard to find. The Giants pounced, and he helped stabilize their OL on the way to 2 SB rings. Our RT situation became a mess until we signed Damian Woody a few years later.