As Dallas Cowboys’ training camp nears, here are five current free agents whom the team may want to kick the tires on prior to the start of camp.
With the Dallas Cowboys kicking off training camp in Oxnard, California next Monday, they’ll enter 2017 with several questions on their roster that will need to be answered before September.
Suspensions, retirement and free agency losses have drastically changed the Cowboys depth chart heading into the new regular season. Although some of those issues have been addressed, the Cowboys front office believes player acquisition is 365 days a year.
With that in mind, here are five current free agents I believe the Cowboys should kick the tires on prior to the start of training camp.
Mario Williams, Defensive End
Most notably known for being the first overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft, 32-year old pass rusher Mario Williams is coming off a very disappointing season in Miami in which he recorded 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 13 games.
At age 32, the now free agent is looking for one last chance at redemption. And he might find it in Dallas. Williams is just two years removed from a 14.5 sack season in Buffalo. The last time a Cowboys defender recorded a double-digit sack total it was 11.0 by former defensive tackle Jason Hatcher in 2013.
Adding a veteran like Williams on a team-friendly, one-year deal makes a lot of sense when you throw in the upcoming PED suspension of defensive end David Irving, and the unknown surrounding players like David Tapper, Taco Charlton and Damontre Moore at the right end position.