What’s left for the Dallas Cowboys in free agency?

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Danny Shelton (71) Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

Defensive Tackle

I really liked the signing of Brent Urban and I love that the “Urban Cowboy” thing is starting to stick. I have always believed that the star of the Cowboys shines brighter than any other franchise in the world which should make Dallas a one-year free agency hot spot.

Robert Quinn and Andy Dalton have gotten a lot more money than they should have because of the Cowboys and I often wonder why many more players don’t take a cheaper one-year deal so that they can hit paydirt the following year.

Defensive lineman such as Ndamukong Suh, Geno Atkins, Jurrell Casey, and Kwann Short are still looking for places to play and could be solid rotational players but I have my eye on nose guard Danny Shelton.

Shelton is still only 27 years old which is considerably younger than those mentioned before. Like Urban, he isn’t going to wow you with any pass rush moves but stopping the run has to be a priority and Shelton can do that and more.

Shelton had a sub-par year in Detroit last year but he has shown not too long ago that he can be an absolute force in the middle of a defense. The six-foot-two, three-hundred-fifty-pound behemoth of a man can clog running lanes but showed in his time in New England that he can play different positions along the defensive line as well.

I suppose the Cowboys might want to wait till the draft to get a big body to help with the inside but it usually takes a defensive lineman a year to get acclimated to the rigors and strength of the NFL.

Dallas has employed much slimmer prospects in the past and could be turned off by what Poe gave the team this past season. I still would take a chance on Shelton and hope Quinn can get the very best out of him.