The Dallas Cowboys could use a stout run-stuffing defensive tackle to help solidify their defensive line. Here are three potential free agent targets.
The first wave of NFL free agency has come and gone. And as usual, the Dallas Cowboys have avoided making any big splashes, to the extreme dissatisfaction of many fans.
The Cowboys simply prefer to draft well and sign their own. But entering the upcoming draft with only six selections, Dallas will have to dip their toes into free agency in order to fill all the needs on their current roster. And one of the biggest areas of need figures to be at defensive tackle.
But after the first wave of free agency signings, who is left for the Cowboys to target at defensive tackle? Here are three names we believe still makes sense in Dallas.
The 32-year old Suh dominated All-World right guard Zack Martin, leading his Los Angeles Rams to a victory over the Cowboys in the Divisional round of the playoffs last season. The former second overall selection in the 2010 draft showed he still has plenty left in the tank. And his nasty-style of play could be what’s missing from this defensive line.
Liuget is a former first rounder with a troubling injury history and a recent suspension for violating the league’s PED policy. So he’s likely the kind of player most teams avoid. That being the case, Dallas could take a cheap flier on an experienced starter who is still on the right side 30-years old and has been a quality player for the Los Angeles Chargers for eight straight seasons.
If you didn’t like the previous Charger, how about another? Philon was a 13-game starter for Los Angeles last season and has racked up 8.5 sacks in the past two seasons combined. Undersized at 6-foot-1, 300 pounds, the young run-stuffer is only 25-years old and is a former Arkansas Razorback. So you know owner Jerry Jones knows about him. Also, it’s rumored the New England Patriots are interested in him, which is a good sign.