Recently released Miami Dolphins’ defensive end Dion Jordan is the type of player the Dallas Cowboys should take a chance on.
The Miami Dolphins released troubled pass rusher Dion Jordan on Saturday. So far, his career has been pretty quiet.
Since joining the Dolphins in 2013 as the third overall selection in the draft, Jordan has recorded a total of 46 tackles and 3.0 sacks in 26 games.
If the former first round selection out of Oregon retired right now, he would go down as one of the NFL’s all-time draft busts. However, his potential makes him exactly the type of player the Cowboys would want to take a chance on.
In free agency, for Dallas at least, it is all about finding the most value/talent for the correct price point. Not necessarily landing the biggest fish.
Jordan is only 27-years old. And while he has struggled to stay on the field due to injuries and suspensions, his presence could add some quality depth along Dallas’ defensive line.
Jordan has never truly started for an entire season as a professional (most of that is his own fault) .In fact, he only has one NFL start under his belt.
However, the once-talented defensive end could find ample playing time and a second chance in Dallas. During his last two years at Oregon, Jordan racked up a combined 86 total tackles, 23.5 tackles for a loss and 12.5 sacks.
Undoubtedly. Jordan’s draft pedigree, size (6-6, 275) and potential will make him an attractive free agent with a bargain basement price tag.
The Cowboys would certainly not want to sign any player who would be a detriment to their locker room chemistry. But Jordan should be on his best behavior if he wants a second shot in the NFL. And Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli could be the ideal coach to keep him properly motivated and disciplined.
I believe it is entirely possible Jordan could end up with Dallas. But only if team officials like what they see and hear from the troubled former first rounder.
Dion Jordan could end up being one of the biggest free agent surprises of the offseason depending on which system he ends up playing for. The Dallas Cowboys seem like a logical fit.