Ken Hamlin, who was signed this offseason from the Seahawks for the measly sum of $1.75 million, has performed beyond expectations. He is tied for the Dallas Cowboys lead in interceptions and he is fourth in the NFL. The Dallas media report that Hamlin’s agent, Kennard McGuire, has good relations with the Cowboys staff. McGuire negotiated a six-year, $30 million contract with a $10 million signing bonus for center Andre Gurode in the off-season. Would a similar package be coming to Hamlin? Dallas does have a lot of free agency issues this coming offseason: Julius Jones, Marion Barber, Flozell Adams and Patrick Crayton to name a few.
Although Hamlin has had a great season, he did miss an important tackle in the Packers game Thursday that led to the 62-yard touchdown jaunt by Ryan Grant. Is that his only error? No. But his good plays outweigh the bad, and he is certainly better than the mess we had back there last year. Hamlin is actually outperforming Roy Williams, and he deserves a look for the Pro Bowl.