Should the Dallas Cowboys look to bring Revis Island to Texas? Here’s why the veteran cornerback makes sense signing with the Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys have been quiet in free agency as many expected them to be. They have re-signed starting quarterback Dak Prescott’s secondary receiver weapons in Terrance Williams and Brice Butler so he can have some consistency in the second year of his career.
There was however an exodus of defensive backs. Safeties J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church plus cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr all left the team in free agency. But honestly, I think Church will likely be the only player the team will miss.
Church had some pretty good production with the Cowboys current defensive scheme however the favorite to replace him is currently on the roster safety Jeff Heath. The cornerback situation is a little more difficult as Dallas will need to add some playmakers prior to the upcoming regular season.
Dallas has already signed a free agent at the position in former Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive back Nolan Carroll. NFL teams can never have enough cornerbacks (at the right price) and the Cowboys are no exception.
If Dallas will not go after big money free agents, Darrelle Revis could be a somewhat ideal candidate instead. The 31-year old will likely be forced to take a one-year prove it deal in order to re-establish himself as a playmaker.
Teams seem to think Revis has lost a step. And the Cowboys would be the best place for him, not only to compete for a title, but to also reaffirm himself as a productive NFL cornerback again.
The Cowboys should pursue the veteran, but only if he is willing to accept an incentive-heavy, team-friendly deal. This would not only give Dallas some depth at the position, but also more options when they are on the clock during the upcoming NFL Draft.
If the Cowboys do not add another cornerback in free agency, they could be forced to select more than one in the upcoming draft. Luckily, this year’s draft class appears to be fairly deep at the position. But taking a chance on Revis could allow Dallas to address other positions early on in the draft.
The Dallas Cowboys have a pretty big need at the cornerback position. And it would make sense for Revis to end his stellar career where the lights are the brightest, as a member of America’s Team.