Dallas Cowboys: 5 Best Pass Rushers Left in Free Agency

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Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Daniel Te

Daniel Te’o-Nesheim  DE  6’3”  263 lb  (age 26)

Sixth-year defensive end Daniel Te’o-Nesheim was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Te’o-Nesheim was a standout defensive lineman for the University of Washington before entering the NFL and beginning a rather anonymous career, at least to this point.

Te’o-Nesheim picked up his first career sack against Dallas in a regular season finale in Philly that ended up a meaningless 14-13 victory against the Eagles backups. Philadelphia had already clinched a playoff spot just as current head coach Jason Garrett was clinching his elevation from interim head coach to the permanent variety.

Since that initial sack against the Cowboys, Te’o-Nesheim has all of six sacks for his career. He has totalled 58 tackles so far, most coming over the past three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Te’o-Nesheim earned $1.3 million with Tampa Bay last season and it would seem like he’s the kind of player that Jones might be interested in. It’s hard to say whether or not defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli feels the same, but the Cowboys still need bodies at defensive end—and cheap bodies at that.

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  • aerdna smailliw

    Spencer can hardly walk at this point . 80% of micro fracture surgery patients are able to walk normally again. And that’s just normal citizens. The % drops to 20% for athletes who try to return to the field post surgery and rehab. It’s a very serious surgery. The only football player who has come back and performed at his prior level is Kenny Phillips.

  • Old Frog

    If they bring in another pass rusher from FA they can concentrate on OL and DB’s with the first three picks.