The Cowboys haven’t exactly made the free agent splash that many fans were wanting. They obviously made a stab at Nnamdi,and they have been tied to a variety of other names that still remain on the market. But nothing too significant as of yet. However, they did quietly address their defensive end needs today by bringing back Marcus Spears and adding Kenyon Coleman. Coleman previously spend four seasons with the Cowboys from 2003-2006.
Last year, Coleman started fourteen games for the Browns and current Dallas defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan. Apparently, previously playing for Ryan is all the Cowboys are looking for in their free agent acquisitions. Certainly, familiarity of Ryan’s scheme is very helpful. However, Coleman doesn’t fill the need to replace a strong pass rushing defensive end like Stephen Bowen. He is a respectable solid run stuffer, but has not had many sacks.
The other former Ryan defender the Cowboys are looking at is Abram Elam, but, like Coleman, Elam may not fully address a need. The Cowboys have struggled to take the ball away on defense and Elam isn’t exactly a ball hawk.
What do you think? Do Marcus Spears and Kenyon Coleman make you feel comfortable with the current d-line?