According to Clarence E. Hill and Matt Mosley, the Cowboys have been in contact with Cleveland safety, Abram Elam. Elam, who spent 2006 with Dallas, has been a top target for the team ever since Rob Ryan was hired. Ryan and Elam have an established relationship and Ryan is reportedly a big fan of Elam’s play.
I can’t argue with adding players that are familiar with the ‘Boys new defensive schemes. However, this team really needs a free safety who can create some turnovers and that isn’t Elam. In forty-eight career starts, he only has three interceptions. If this move is designed to bring Elam in as a strong safety and they have the intention of adding another free agent, then I’m probably on board. But, I’m not sure the combination of Elam and Sensabaugh will be a reliable situation.
Apparently, the team feels like Elam will be a valuable veteran presence who will aid in the development of young safeties like Barry Church. It will be interesting to see what else the ‘Boys will do if/when they sign Elam on Friday.
Over the last two years, Elam has started thirty-one games for the Browns and racked up over 75 tackles in each of those seasons. In between playing for the Cowboys and the Browns, Elam spent two seasons with the Jets.