Dallas Cowboys: Bargain shopping at the infirmary

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, Will McClay Mandatory Credit: James D. Smith via USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, Will McClay Mandatory Credit: James D. Smith via USA TODAY Sports /
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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jason Verrett Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network /

CB – Jason Verrett

San Francisco cornerback Jason Verrett is a stud at cornerback. His movement skills look easy and fluid while his turn and run ability rival those of the best in the game. So why would he be available if he is such a good player?

Prior to the 2020 season, Verrett only played in 25 of the 80 available games due to injury. Interestingly enough, his second season in San Diego, where Verrett was drafted back in 2014, he played a career-high 14 games and was named to the Pro Bowl.

This past season with the San Francisco 49ers, Verrett played in 13 games and enters the offseason relatively healthy. A player concentrating on football matters and not rehabbing a severe injury is a step in the right direction.

You can never have too many cornerbacks so signing Verrett could be more about depth rather than finding a starter but would a player who is looking for an opportunity to shake the injury-prone label could be looking for more than the Cowboys could offer on-the-field wise.

Even if his projected salary demands, which is projected to be in the $5 million dollar range, is something this front office is willing to do, could the team take a risk at such an important position on a player that is more likely to end up on injured reserve than the Pro Bowl?

I would stay away from him unless Verrett is willing to be a primary role player with the occasional start. If he would be willing to accept this, then his sprinkled in play could become an asset for this team. There has been zero indication he would do that so I peg this signing as the least likely in the infirmary bargain shop.

Nevertheless, a call to the players’ agent should be done just to make sure the guy doesn’t have a childhood dream to live out by signing with the Dallas Cowboys. Verrett is from California but played his division one college football at Texas Christian University (TCU) which is in Fort Worth.