The Cowboys and Abram Elam have been close to a deal for over a week now. But, even if they had signed him he wouldn’t have been able to practice until tomorrow. So the harm in signing him this late into training camp is minimal. According to sources, it’s a one-year deal. That means Dallas will enter the season with its two starters at safety under one-year contracts. Here’s the problem with that. They have a lot of dead weight on the cap next year and this means they will have to sign two safeties again in the off-season.
Regardless, with Sensabaugh and Elam on board, the Cowboys are better at safety this year. There is no doubt about that. Will that make a difference? I guess we will see, but Elam was quietly one of he Browns best defenders last year.
This might be all the Cowboys do on the free agent front, but you probably can’t rule out the possibility of them bringing in a veteran corner now that Newman is out for an extended period.