Nov 27, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) celebrates after a sack during the game against the Carolina Panthers at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Cowboys should trade for Freeney


If we think back to the beginning of the 1990′s, it is easy to remember that the  Dallas dynasty all began in late August of 1992 when Jimmy Johnson made one final trade that brought a veteran defensive pass rush specialist named Charles Haley from the 49ers to Dallas to complete the rebuilding process of America’s Team.

That situation is very similar to the one facing our 2012 Dallas Cowboys.  As well as the defense  played Saturday night against the Rams, the more I watch the this team play while superstar OLB Demarcus Ware rehabs his hamstring, it is painfully evident that another pass rusher is needed immediately to complete the rebuilding process of Rob Ryan’s defense.

I believe that the Cowboys should pull the trigger on make a deal with the Indianapolis Colts for OLB/DE Dwight Freeney.  The Cowboys could send CB Mike Jenkins and a late draft pick to Indianapolis for Freeney who could come in as a pass rush specialist opposite Ware and take this defense to the next level.

The deal makes perfect sense due to the fact that Mario Butler has played so well as the 4th CB that the Cowboys can afford to trade the soon to be free agent Jenkins who the Colts were interested in just months ago.  Freeney is also a soon to be free agent at the end of the year and won’t be back with the rebuilding Colts, so from a contract standpoint the deal makes perfect sense.   Freeney is a seven time pro bowler and has 102.5 career sacks.  Just think how dangerous this defense will become when offensive coordinators have to block someone else the DeMarcus Ware coming off the edge in passing situations, it is a deal that makes perfect sense.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.collins.522066 Chris Collins

    Do the boys have the cap space to add him?

  • The Cat

    Not even close to enough cap space

  • Ge_off

    Great idea, at least you’re trying. I could think of several players we could trade….like any backup QB or o-line or RB not named Murray.

  • invisibulman

    Cowboys probably could have had this deal a month ago. Colts just traded for Vonte Davis. I doubt they are looking at Jenkins now. Probably take a 3rd rounder to get Freeney.

  • steeler4cowboy

    mike wallace.

  • californy

    there no way we could afford him, maybe next year when he becomes a FA

  • Rick

    That is really about one of the dumbest things I have ever read.

    • Al

      Why is it dumb? Ware stops getting double and triple teamed and you now have relentless pass rushers as bookends. You have a defensive line that immediately becomes a pain in the ass for opposing offensive linemen.